NISE Network Blog

Ethan Kruszka, Science Museum of Minnesota
In January 2018, four test copies of the Design>Build>Test engineering activity exhibit from the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition were deployed to the following satellite locations: Science Museum of Minnesota (Saint Paul, MN), Museum of Science (Boston, MA), Sciencenter (Ithaca, NY)...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer free Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kits to eligible institutions in the United States. In collaboration with the American Chemical Society(ACS), the NISE Network has assembled a set...
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In April 2003, the Human Genome Project completed one of the greatest feats of exploration in history; an internal discovery and research effort to sequence and map all of the genes - together known as the genome - of present...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer eligible institutions the opportunity to apply for a free Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition. The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is an engaging and interactive museum...
David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
As we shared in an update to the Building with Biology project last fall , the Museum of Science received supplemental funding from NSF to create an additional forum that will allow informal science education institutions to engage their visitors...
Bob Beard, Arizona State University
Frankenstein! The name conjures up imagery of dank, electrified labs and mysterious, unnatural creations overseen by a solitary, wild-eyed doctor. No one but the most stout hearted would dare enter this realm and participate in the arcane experiments within. Contrast...
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) has assembled a *NEW* set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society. The physical toolkits have shipped and are on their way to 250 partners across the United States!
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
January 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s creation of science fiction, and the creature that has become a “living” legend. There are countless retellings of the original story that the then only 20-year-old Shelley wrote. The image of the monster is alive and well today in toys, TV, you name it - but what about the science behind this tale and the relevant connections to responsible innovation that still resonate today?
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network has assembled a *NEW* set of engaging, hands-on Earth and space science experiences with connections to science, technology, and society.
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 2017, together with some indicators of the impact we achieve working together.