NISE Network Blog

Katie Todd and Elizabeth Kollmann, Museum of Science
Building with Biology is one of the projects extending NISE Network into its new identity as the National Informal STEM Education Network by addressing new content areas. In the summer of 2015, Building with Biology held eight pilot events which...

Rae Ostman

On February 16, Arizona State University's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives hosted its third annual Sustainability Solutions Festival Family Day at Arizona Science Center . During this event, prototype activities from the sustainABLE hands-on activity kit were tested. The kits are...

Catherine McCarthy

We recently had several posters and presentations at the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Principal Investigator (PI) Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. Slides, posters, and notes from...

Kayla Berry and Elizabeth Kollman, Museum of Science; Gina Svarovsky, University of Notre Dame

Since its inception in 2005, the NISE Network has developed a wide range of activities, programs, and exhibits for public audiences that have been implemented within over 500 institutions across the country. Two of the Network’s largest educational products are...

KC Miller

In 2015 the National Science Foundation generously awarded additional supplementary funds to the NISE Network with the specific purpose of engaging underserved audiences and expanding local museum-community partnerships. To that aim, the NISE Network has created the Explore Science –...

Christina Leavell

Photo provided by Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, MI We have received questions asking why there aren't four bonds for each carbon atom in the "Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube" component of the Nano mini-exhibition. Catherine McCarthy, Project...

Sarah Zimmerman, Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Nanoscience and technology were found in an unlikely location when Port Discovery Children's Museum partnered with The James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland. Part of Port Discovery’s mission states that we "extend our impact by taking our...

Larry Bell, Museum of Science; Paul Martin, Science Museum of Minnesota; and Rae Ostman, Arizona State University

Dear NISE Net Participants and Supporters, Thank you for all the great work you have done over the past decade. It has opened up totally new possibilities for the decade ahead. We are excited to let you know that with...

Catherine McCarthy

The NISE Network wishes all its partners a peaceful end to 2015. We look forward to working with you in 2016! More about this snowflake image: This ordinary hexagonal dendrite snowflake, has been highly magnified using a low-temperature scanning electron...

Suzi Taylor, Montana State University

An annual Halloween festival for children received an infusion of Nano when an AmeriCorps VISTA member based at Montana State University brought NanoDays activities to the university’s Family & Graduate Housing (FGH). FGH hosts an annual Pumpkin Festival near Halloween,...