NISE Network Blog

Partner Highlight: Mining, Metallurgy, and Moving with the Duluth Children's Museum

By Christina Akers on June 8, 2012 | 0 comments

In April, the Duluth Children’s Museum joined forces with the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) to represent the NISE Network at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration conference held in Duluth, MN.

Evaluation and Research Findings: Communication Study part 1

By Eli Bossin on June 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.

MRS Call for Papers- Deadline Approaching!

By KC on May 24, 2012 | 0 comments

The 2012 MRS Fall meeting in Boston takes place November 25-30, but the deadline for abstract submission is just around the corner!  All abstracts must be submitted by June 19th.  Click here for more information on abstract submission guidleines and details about the meeting.

NanoDays 2012 report - winners chosen

By Catherine McCarthy on May 22, 2012 | 0 comments

NanoDays logo   Two winners!

We have two randomly drawn winners who submitted their online NanoDays reports by the May 1st deadline.  Both will be receivinig additional educaitonal materials to use with their visitors:

DIY Nano App now available

By Catherine McCarthy on May 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Over 20,000 people have downloaded the new DIY Nano App! 

Partner Highlight: The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA

By Ali Jackson on May 7, 2012 | 0 comments

The Discovery Museums located in Acton, MA is a unique campus featuring two hands-on museums for children of all ages.

NanoDays 2012 Reports- tell us about your events!

By Catherine McCarthy on April 10, 2012 | 0 comments

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Tell us about your NanoDays 2012 event by filling out the NanoDays Online Report:

We ask that partners hosting NanoDays events report back to the Network about your experiences through this online survey. There are two sections in this survey:

The NISE Net is an Easter Egg Treat?

By Larry Bell on April 6, 2012 | 0 comments

In April 2005, when we were conceptualizing the NISE Net and writing the first proposal, we made various stabs at trying to draw a diagram that would represent the NISE Net.  Here's one that I did.  We never used it but it became known as the Easter Egg diagram. So here it is 7 years later and you can see that things are quite different today from what is in this image.

Partner Highlight: Children's Museum of Indianapolis

By Christina Akers on April 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Teacher Workshops!

This January, seventeen middle school and pre-service teachers from around central Indiana descended upon The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the Museum’s first nano-infused teacher workshop. Armed with a curriculum of half-NISE Net/half-NSTA materials, Becky Wolfe and John McCollum engaged these teachers in the concepts of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

Suggestions for the Exploring Materials- Graphene Activity

By KC on March 22, 2012 | 0 comments

We’ve heard that some NanoDays 2012 kit recipients are having trouble getting the Graphene activity to work.  If you can’t get the bulb to light, here are a few solutions you might try: