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Nano Buzz exhibit

An exhibit that was part of the Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal? exhibition that is a web-based kiosk featuring exhibit-ready access to current nanoscale science, technology and engineering and emerging research in the news.
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Bringing Nano to the Public: A Collaboration Opportunity for Researchers and Museums

Professional development guide for scientists from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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Working with STEM Experts: A Guide for Educators in Museums and Other Informal Learning Settings

Professional development guide to help informal STEM educators find, prepare, and work with STEM experts to engage with the public.
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Fostering Conversation about Synthetic Biology Between Publics and Scientists: A Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes Journal Article

Publication focused on two-way conversations and mutual learning between scientists and public audiences about synthetic biology in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.
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Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

Summative Evaluation Report for Building with Biology project examining outcomes for: 1) public audiences and 2) scientists and informal science educators participating in the project.
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Online Workshop Recording: Changing the Conversation About Climate

Online professional development workshop recording (2018).
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Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

Professional development guide to help staff develop activities and implement multi-directional conversations with visitors at Building with Biology events.
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Online Workshop Recording: Activities and Conversations about Synthetic Biology: The Building with Biology Project

Online professional development workshop recording (2015).
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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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Scientist Speed Dating

In this activity, learners and scientists are encouraged to speak with one another, ask questions, and explore specific areas of nanotechnology research and practices through a fun group exercise.


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