All Events Archive

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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.



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ASTC Annual Conference 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015

The NISE Network will have many activities and professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference:


Online Brown-Bag: Findings from NISE Net's Public Impact Studies (Recorded)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Come learn about findings from several NISE Net evaluation studies focusing on the Network’s public impacts. In this brown-bag conversation you’ll get (a) a snapshot of the entirety of NISE Net's ten-year public impact, and (b) a description of the kind of impacts that any single institution might have on its visitors.


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Online Brown-Bag: Planning a Museum and Community Partnership Project (Recorded)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Join this conversation for an introduction to NISE Net’s new Museum and Community Partnerships project, which will support efforts by Network partners to develop or improve existing partnerships with local community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, museums will be able to extend their reach to underserved audiences and help community organizations provide high-quality STEM learning experiences to their audiences.