NISE Network Blog

Lynnsey Childress, Discovery Lab, Tulsa Children's Museum
Discovery Lab in Tulsa, OK is continuing to find new ways to share the Nano exhibition and make museum experiences accessible for all families. In March, Discovery Lab launched a traveling exhibit program for Nano in partnership with The Housing...
Kari Wouk, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
On Saturday, April 28th, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences held the Triangle SciTech Expo, an Official Expo with the North Carolina Science Festival! This annual event brings the wonder and excitement of STEM topics to visitors of all ages....
David Sittenfeld and Emily Hostetler, Museum of Science
On April 8, the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) hosted a day of hands-on activities for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week centered around this year’s theme of “Dive into Marine...
Christina Leavell
Once upon a time, during an NSF grant now far far away, there was a week-long celebration of all things nanoscience. This celebration was called NanoDays, and the good partners in the kingdom of the NISE Net (then the Nanoscale...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
The NISE Network will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event will be held online May 14th -21st, and the presentation, entitled “NISE Network’s Space & Earth Informal STEM Education Project,” highlights the Space & Earth project in collaboration with NASA and a few of the Explore Science: Earth & Space public events across the US from March to August 2017 hosted by NISE Net partner institutions.
Trish Palao, Montshire Museum of Science
This year, in participation with the science education initiative Frankenstein200, the Montshire Museum of Science’s annual conversation series, Montshire Talks, focused on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. Through her seminal work, Shelley sparked the imaginations of generations who ponder the necessary balance between progress and ethics.
Peter Nagy and Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
Led by Arizona State University in collaboration with the NISE Network, the Frankenstein200 project celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein in 2018. Between January and March, the Frankenstein200 research team visited events at museums...
Kayla Berry and Katie Todd, Museum of Science
Four Building with Biology project partners recently hosted the “Editing Our Evolution” forum within their local community helping to extensively test program materials and gather visitor feedback on the forum and their experiences. Pilot site locations varied by institutional size, geographic location, and audience demographic and included: Michigan Science Center, New York Hall of Science, North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Jessica Liken, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas was thrilled to bring Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein back to life just in time to celebrate the groundbreaking novel’s 200th anniversary. On January 26, 2018, approximately 1,500 adults chose to spend...
Suzi Taylor, MSU Academic Technology and Outreach
What started as a six-station gathering in the lobby of a Montana State University academic building has grown into a university-wide event that fills the student union ballrooms and reaches more than 500 members of the community. Montana’s first NanoDays...