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A Guide to Building Partnerships Between Science Museums and University-Based Research Centers

Professional development guide for scientists from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Small Steps, Big Impact: An Online Guide for Science Museums Developing Partnerships with University-Based Research Centers

Professional development guide for educators, researchers, and network leaders from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
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Intro to Nano video

In this video, learners get a broad overview of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by nanoscale science, and dives into the super tiny scale of nanotechnology.
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At the Nanoscale exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that aims to show just how super small one billionth of a meter, or one nanometer, really is.
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Intro to Nanotechnology Video exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that shows a video introduction to the Intro to Nanotechnology exhibition.
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Explore Science - Zoom into Nano Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Museum & Community Partnership Explore Science: Zoom into Nano kit designed to engage underserved audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through local community collaborations.
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Partnerships in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net): A study of partnerships between university scientists and museum professionals (2015)

Publication that describes findings from SRI’s research on Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net)-supported partnerships between university scientists and museum professionals to educate the public about nano-scale science, engineering, and technology ("nano").
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Nano and Society Case Study of a Research-to-Practice Partnership between University Scientists and Museum Professionals (2014)

Publication conducted by SRI Education that examined how complex and potentially controversial science ideas are translated for the public through a research-to-practice partnership between university scientists and museum professionals, collaborating to address a problem of educational practice, with mutual benefits.
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Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition

The Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition is a large, traveling exhibition that engages visitors about nanotechnology, the science behind it, potential societal impacts, and the many ways it will improve sciences like biology, medicine, and material science.
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