Blog: Network News

Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The 2019 Nobel prizes were recently announced and one of the NISE Network NanoDays partners Stan Whittingham at Binghamton University, NY was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion batteries are able...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
NISE Network project staff from the Museum of Life and Science, the Sciencenter and the Children’s Creativity Museum just wrapped filming a new set of content and facilitation training videos to accompany the hands-on activities in the new 2020 Explore...
Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
In September, professionals from 30 different museums joined forces to help create a sustainable future. They represented the first cohort of NISE Network’s Sustainability Fellowship program, which will include over 90 organizations in 2019-2020. This program is a key part of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums initiative, which provides professional development, educational materials, and other resources to help museums integrate sustainability into their public engagement work, operations, and community partnerships.
David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
This past August, members from the NISE Network's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry project participated in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Fall Meeting in San Diego, CA, which included presenting project activities and findings as part of a half-day symposium about chemistry education beyond the classroom. Additionally, during this year's ACS ChemLuminary Awards, a special ChemAttitudes Partnership Award was presented to the Kentucky Lake Local Section for their use of the Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit, serving and engaging over 500 children across their rural region in hands-on chemistry activities.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
Congratulations to Paul Martin - the 2019 recipient of the ASTC Leading Edge Award for Leadership in the Field (non-CEO). Paul has tirelessly served on the leadership team of the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) since 2005. Kudos...
Jeff Nee, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Have you received an Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit or are you using the digital version of the toolkit? If so, the NISE Network is partnering with the Museum Alliance to moderate a new Ryver forum space to allow...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
NISE Network partners all across the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing all throughout July. Here are just a few samples of partner events that were shared online through social networking sites with the NISE Network.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
Fifty years ago on July 20. 1969, astronauts of Apollo 11 stepped foot on the lunar surface capturing the imagination of the nation, and the world. Now, half a century later, it’s time for a new generation to experience the magic and majesty of that first “one small step for [man], one giant leap for [man]kind.” Many NISE Network partners have been preparing for the upcoming 50th anniversary by planning and hosting Moon landing celebration events. We’ve pulled together just a snapshot of Network partner events taking place all across the country.
Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
How can our museums help people and the planet thrive, today and tomorrow? The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums project provides professional development, educational materials, and other resources to help museums integrate sustainability into their...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
Many partners have shared images of their Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 events and activities on social networking. Many of these activities were incorporated into Earth Day, Earth Week, and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week events. We have gathered just...