NISE Network Blog
The NISE Net recently had our Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and we were joined by some of our partners from around the country.
If you weren't able to join us at the Association of Science Technology Centers Conference at the end of October, perhaps you can catch up with the NISE Network at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston at the end of November. The MRS is playing a major role to bring the education and research communities together at their Fall 2009 Meeting, hosting hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and topics for educating future materials scientists and engineers. (And a special thank you to Richard Souza for compiling all these activities for me!)
Six members of the NISE Net programs team and four members of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society presented tabletop and stage programs at the Pacific Science Center yesterday and at the S.Net conference today. Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennet of the CNS at Arizona State University have incorporated the development of tabletop demos into a couple of their courses with the aim of helping students think about the societal implications of their research by having them talk with the public about it.
The Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference is coming up at the end of October and the NISE Net will have a bunch of stuff going on there. Here's a preliminary list of what's happening:
Here's a full list of the Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference sessions that will be featuring NISE Net work or findings from our work, sorted by date and time. Please keep in mind that session descriptions are taken from the Preliminary Program.
Vicki Coats of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry recently wrote her first nano haiku, inspired by a Star Trek episode that featured nanites:
Before Borg attack
Make nanites ahead of time
Locutus will fail
Here's the clip:
I knew the NISE Net was special. But even I did not expect this. Only one day after the Nano Bite e-newsletter went out, I am happy to announce that we have our first ever nano sestina. I am verklempt.