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NISE Network Online Workshops

Online Workshop: Tips for Planning Your August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Event (Recorded)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Planning for the August 21st, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! This online presentation and discussion, hosted by NISE Net with special guests, Dennis Schatz of the Pacific Science Center and Andrew Fraknoi of Foothills College, will cover the science behind the 2017 total solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina, and will provide suggestions for activities and programs to engage the public. Participants will be invited to share their own institutional plans and ask questions of our guest experts. 


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Online Workshop: Finding and Collaborating with Astronomy Experts and Volunteers (Recorded)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Connecting with astronomy and space science experts in your community: amateur astronomers, research scientists, and other experts are often enthusiastic volunteers eager to share their excitement for astronomy with the public. Learn how to find local experts and effectively collaborate with them to strengthen your astronomy and space science programs.


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ASTC Annual Conference 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016

The NISE Network will have many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference: including a booth, sessions, happy hour Friday Sept 23 at 5-7pm, and partner breakfast Sunday, September 25 at 7:30am


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Online Workshop: Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkits (Recorded)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Join NISE Network partners for an introduction to the new Space & Earth Informal STEM Education (SEISE) project and learn how your organization can become more involved in this exciting new opportunity. In this online workshop, we'll present a general introduction to the project and an overview of what’s in the new Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits, including information about how to apply and eligibility requirements. These workshops and toolkits are open for both new and existing NISE Network partners located in the United States.


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Visitor Studies Association Conference 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016

About the Conference

The conference will include several professional development sessions related to NISE Network projects.

Theme: The Data Revolution


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Association of Children's Museums (ACM) Interactivity 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to Friday, May 6, 2016

 Learn more about NISE Network activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) annual Interactivity conference including a booth and sessions! 




2016 MRS Spring Meeting

Monday, March 28, 2016 to Friday, April 1, 2016

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Exciting News! 
The MRS Spring Meeting relocates to Phoenix, Arizona beginning in 2016.  

We are looking forward to a new and exciting chapter in MRS Meetings!

While there are many benefits to this move, most important is the size of the Phoenix Convention Center. It will allow all meeting activities to take place “under...


Online Brown-Bag: Activities and Conversations about Synthetic Biology: The Building with Biology Project (Recorded)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Learn how you can get involved in a national conversation about synthetic biology! In this online brown-bag conversation, we'll present a general introduction to the fast-growing field of biological engineering and describe a NSF-funded project that brings together professionals from the scientific community and informal science educators to create conversations between synthetic biology scientists and members of the public around the societal implications of this topic.


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2015 MRS Fall Meeting

Sunday, November 29, 2015 to Friday, December 4, 2015

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The following public outreach and professional development events are sponsored by the Materials Research Society Foundation and various partners listed below.