Blog: Network News

Ali Jackson
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019 physical toolkit have shipped out to 350 institutions nationwide! The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is shipping 350 Explore Science: Earth & Space 2019...
Museum of Science, Boston with a Quantum Leap at the Museum of Science in Boston NanoDays is taking a Quantum Leap this year at the Museum of Science . The Museum has rebranded it to reflect that many of its university research center...
Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
This past year was busy and successful, as hundreds of NISE Network partners across the country participated in Network projects! It’s exciting to have so many organizations dedicated to engaging people in their local communities in learning about current STEM research. Here are some of our favorite Network moments of 2018. But first...THANK YOU...
Kayla Berry and Katie Todd, Museum of Science
Four years ago the NISE Network received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to tackle conversations in museums between public audiences and scientists about the emerging field of synthetic biology. The timing was right for our Network partners...
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
One of our partners alerted us to an error in how we portray the carvone molecules on the Mirror Molecules graphic shared with the Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry - Chemistry Makes Scents activity. We have revised that graphic in English and Spanish and posted them to Please discard the old printed Mirror Molecules materials and use these in their place. Download new graphics:
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
In late October, the NISE Network was invited to speak at the International Tinkering Education Conference (ITEC) in Beijing, China where about 200+ informal and formal science educators from across China and about a dozen international guests shared ideas, strategies, and experiences about delivering making/tinkering projects to their visitors and communities.
Alex Lussenhop, Museum of Science
How much do museums really know about their visitors? At the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies (COVES), we’re obsessed with this question. Driven by the need for quality comparable visitor experience data, our collaboration of 23 science-focused museums and...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
NISE Network project staff from the Museum of Life and Science just completed filming a new set of activity and content training videos to accompany the hands-on activities in the 2019 Explore Science: Earth and Space toolkit! Read on for a behind-the-scenes look.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
Now in final stages of fabrication, the NISE Network's Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is in the process of getting its final touches before getting shipped out to partners all across the U.S. Get a sneak peak at the exhibition before it arrives!
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year the Network explored new conferences, including SEPA/WAC (a joint conference of the Southeastern Planetarium Association and the Western Alliance Conference of planetariums) and more recently the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Conference , which is a professional organization...