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MAKING STUFF Frequently Asked Questions

By Vrylena Olney on March 10, 2010 | 0 comments

Last week I posted information about the small grants MRS and WGBH are offering to organize outreach events around the premiere of Making Stuff.  Apparently, a lot of folks have had similar questions about the outreach events, so the team wrote up answers to the top questions:

Posters, Presentations, and Broader Impacts

By Vrylena Olney on March 8, 2010 | 0 comments

The NISE Net is sponsoring a bunch of professional development opportunities at the upcoming Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, April 5 - 9.  Admission is included in meeting registration for all of these workshops, no additional registration is required.

Here are the workshops:

(New!) Technical Poster Design Seminar

Grant Opportunity for Materials Science Outreach Program

By Vrylena Olney on March 2, 2010 | 0 comments

Richard Souza, who is leading the Materials Research Society's involvement in the NISE Network, forwarded me this announcement about a small grant opportunity open to our partners. There's more information below, but please note that the application due date is April 1. The grant is for organizing outreach activities in connection with the release of Making Stuff, a PBS tv series on materials science. One of the four episodes is focused on nanotechnology, and nano will be a common thread throughout the segments.

Real World Nano: Why does nano matter? Surface area.

By Clark A Miller on February 15, 2010 | 0 comments

authored by Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Thanks, everyone, for your great comments to the first RWN post! Keep 'em coming. I'll respond there and in future posts. The question for today is: why does nano matter?

Nano Jobs!

By Vrylena Olney on February 1, 2010 | 0 comments

Lotus Leaves and Nano Pants at the Too Small To See Opening at the Sciencenter.

Real World Nano: Welcome to Real World Nano

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

authored by Clark Miller, Arizona State University

Billions and Billions: Translating "billion"

By Vrylena Olney on January 25, 2010 | 0 comments

Anders Liljeholm, a program developer at OMSI, wrote to me about a challenge in translating our materials into other languages.

Classroom Nano: Middle School Workshop

By Vrylena Olney on January 25, 2010 | 0 comments

Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs. Please let us know what you've been doing with NISE Net or nano materials for K-12 audiences! Email Rae Ostman at rostman at sciencenter dot org.


Image by Michael Wyszomierski

10 Emerging Technologies for the Next 10 Years

By Vrylena Olney on December 29, 2009 | 0 comments

With the end of the year and decade just ahead of us, lots of people are looking back and compiling their top ten lists (for example, here, here, here, here, and here

Classroom Nano: Homeschool Workshop

By Vrylena Olney on December 17, 2009 | 0 comments

Many of our partners have indicated that they do classroom activities of some type, so I'm going to be highlighting a few examples of partners incorporating nano into classroom programs.


image by James Sarmiento