NISE Network Blog

Storage and Safety Tips for Your Graphene Activity

KC

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

Catherine McCarthy

 

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)

Aaron Guerrero

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.

Broader Impacts, Revisited

Carol Lynn Alpert

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.