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Network-Wide Meeting Materials: Team-Based Evaluation

By Vrylena Olney on December 2, 2010 | 0 comments

The NISE Net Network-Wide Meeting was held in San Francisco on October 26 - 28, 2010 and included a number of concurrent sessions and workshops (see the full list of workshops and sessions).  Some of the presenters and organizers have graciously offered to make their presentations, handouts, or other resources from their workshops and sessions available to the larger Network through the Nano Bite blog.  The following materials are from the Team-Based Evaluation Session led by Christine Reich and Amy Grack Nelson.

Network-Wide Meeting: Keynotes

By Vrylena Olney on November 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Just a few weeks ago, the NISE Net hosted its Network-Wide Meeting in San Francisco (October 26 - 28, 2010). There were three keynote talks during the first morning of the meeting, and all three presenters have graciously agreed to share their presentations with the Network here.

"The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Pencil Lead"

By Vrylena Olney on November 10, 2010 | 0 comments

We didn't have room in the latest newsletter to include all the different links and interesting resources related to the 2010 Nobel Prize award for work on graphene.   If you missed it in the newsletter, or are just looking for even more graphene information, keep reading:

Real World Nano: Why Nano Matters: Saving the World?

By Clark A Miller on October 26, 2010 | 0 comments

authored by Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Nano in the News: Cleaning Water with Nanotech Teabags

By Vrylena Olney on August 13, 2010 | 0 comments

How often do you think about whether your water will make you sick?  I almost never do, but for many people, lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge problem.

Frank Kusiak of the Lawrence Hall of Science recently posted this link to the Southwest NISE Net hub facebook page:

Nanotech tea bag creates safe drinking water instantly, for less than a penny

Check out the article if you have a chance.

Nano Haiku: Too Small to See

By Vrylena Olney on August 9, 2010 | 0 comments

New nano looks at
structures barely hundredths of
visible wavelengths

Haiku by Luke Donev of the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX

Nano Haiku: Gold

By Vrylena Olney on August 9, 2010 | 0 comments

Itty-bitty gold,
you hold profound potential.
Stained glass is cool, too.

By Leigha Horton of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Two NISE Net activities that touch on stained glass and/or gold nanoparticles:

Nano Haikus: Nano Walkers

By Vrylena Olney on August 4, 2010 | 0 comments

I have a well-documented soft spot for nano-themed poetry, so I was excited to find this haiku on Haiku News, a blog that posts news headli

20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Vrylena Olney on July 22, 2010 | 0 comments

The legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability was signed into law on July 26th twenty years ago.

The NISE Net has worked to create products that meet the needs of a diverse group of visitors, including people with and without disabilities, and through that work has developed universal design guidelines for both exhibits and public programs.  You can find the guides in the Tools and Guides section of the NISE Net catalog (