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NanoDays 2013 kit applications - due December 1, 2012

By Catherine McCarthy on September 24, 2012 | 0 comments
 
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Annual Partner Survey to launch in late October 2012

By Catherine McCarthy on September 24, 2012 | 0 comments


We are excited to announce that the NISE Net Annual Partner Survey will be launched in late October!

DIY Nano App Wins Parents' Choice Award!

By Catherine McCarthy on September 14, 2012 | 0 comments

The DIY NaParent's Choice Silver Honor Award noApp has just been awarded a Silver Honor award for mobile apps.

The Fall 2012 Parents' Choice review

Storage and Safety Tips for Your Graphene Activity

By KC on September 10, 2012 | 0 comments

If you're planning to use your graphene acitivity again (or use it on a regular basis), here are just a few things to keep in mind:  It's best to remove the snap connectors from the battery, and disconnect the alligator clips to avoid accidental circuit closure while in storage.

NISE Network announces 2013 Mini-Grants - applications due November 4, 2012

By Catherine McCarthy on August 22, 2012 | 0 comments

 

What’s a Mini-Grant?

The NISE Network is making available a limited number of small, one-time awards to support initiatives by NISE Net partners to engage their local audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Requests can be made for an award up to $3,000 dollars to fund a small project or be put towards a larger endeavor.

 

Partner Highlight: Informal Science Learning Associates (ISLA)

By Aaron Guerrero on August 9, 2012 | 0 comments

The Informal Science Learning Associates (ISLA) is a newly-formed nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all children. A museum without walls, ISLA provides interactive programming in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to promote life-long learning in the community and surrounding communities of Laredo, Texas.

Evaluation and Research Findings: Communication Study part 3

By Eli Bossin on August 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Over the past year, the evaluation team has been conducting A Study of Communication in the NISE Network (Network Communication Study) to learn about how the Network's primary communication components, NanoDays, face-to-face meetings, the regional hub structure, and the nisenet.org website, are being used by actively involved partners.

Partner Highlight: Cincinnati Museum Center and Liberty Science Center

By Jayatri Das on July 5, 2012 | 0 comments

It’s always fun and inspiring to hear how partners modify NISE Net programs as they present them during NanoDays and beyond. This month, the Cincinnati Museum Center and Liberty Science Center, both partners in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Hub, share some of their favorite “hacks.”

Evaluation and Research Findings: Communication Study part 2

By Eli Bossin on July 1, 2012 | 0 comments

Over the past year, the evaluation team has been conducting A Study of Communication in the NISE Network (Network Communication Study) to learn about how the Network's primary communication components, NanoDays, face-to-face meetings, the regional hub structure, and the nisenet.org website, are being used by actively involved partners.

Broader Impacts, Revisited

By Carol Lynn Alpert on June 11, 2012 | 0 comments

It’s been a tumultuous 18 months for the Broader Impacts Criterion (BIC), the NSF merit review standard that gets a lot of grant-seeking scientists and engineers thinking about including plans for education, outreach, and diversity.  First, Congress asked the NSF to explain exactly what it means by "broader impacts," and how it monitors compliance.