NISE Network Blog

Catherine McCarthy

Staff at the Science Museum of Minnesota have spent the last several months ordering, sorting, and packing materials to create 200 copies of the amazing NanoDays 2011 kits. Here are a few pictures of the final kit assembly process in...

Catherine McCarthy

The NanoDays kit application closed December 10th. Regional Hub leaders will be notifying applicants whether or not they will received a kit. The good news is that we had more applicants than ever. The bad news, is that it made...

Larry Bell

Three Presidential Science and Technology Advisors opened the NNI Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, today. The Summit was a kind of 10th birthday party for the National Nanotechnology Initiative. I was surprised at how much of this opening discussion...

Vrylena Olney

NanoDays will be celebrating its fourth birthday this year, and the kit's gotten a bit of an update in honor of that birthday. In particular, this year's kit includes seven brand-new activities. All the materials to run the activities are...

Larry Bell

Joan Straumanis of NSF's Science of Learning Centers program had a neat little slide in her presentation today at the NSE Grantee's meeting at NSF. She says that research in learning shows that if your goal is getting people to...

Larry Bell

This chart says it all (click on it to see a version large enough to read): This chart was part of Mike Roco's presentation at the 2010 NSF NSE Grantee Meeting.

Larry Bell

The focus of today's sessions at NSF's meeting of nanoscale science and engineering grantees focuses on putting the science to practical use. First up this morning is nanomanufacturing. Mark Tuonimen from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst gave a talk...

Larry Bell

We are reaching a limit in the future growth of computing power using current technologies because of the heat generated by packing more and more transisters onto tiny electronic chips. Nanotechnology may provide totally new techniques for computing that would...

Catherine McCarthy

Jennifer Pritchard of the Da Vinci Science Center raps about her NanoDays 2009 experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Av_VUUFvF4&feature=player_embedded

Vrylena Olney

The NISE Net Network-Wide Meeting was held in San Francisco on October 26 - 28, 2010 and included a number of concurrent sessions and workshops (see the full list of workshops and sessions ). Some of the presenters and organizers...