NISE Network Blog

Emily Hostetler, Museum of Science
The Museum of Science, Boston (MOS) recently made their forums available for free download using their new Forum Archive website, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation for the Building with Biology project. By creating this website, the MOS forum team hopes to make the forums they have developed over the years more accessible to formal and informal educators across the nation, now providing individuals the ability to download the files and use the materials without having to reach out to a team member.
Ali Jackson
2019 Explore Science: Earth & Space physical toolkit recipients: *NEW* physical copies of the Space Guess Quest game cards and game boards have been shipped so partners should be receiving these revised materials soon! Some of our partners (thank you!)...
Brad Herring, Museum of Life and Science
On certain Saturdays throughout the year the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC, hosts local scientists in The Lab to show off some of their most recent research. For the entire month of February we partnered with Dr....
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...
Dr. Rhea Waldman, SD Discovery Center
What does Central South Dakota have to do with the Ocean and Outer Space? Knowing how everything is connected is essential to understand our changing world, and so is empowering kids to realize everyone can make an impact – no...
Museum of Science, Boston
NanoDays...now 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...
David C. Horwitz, American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society (ACS) hosted its 31st annual celebration of chemistry during National Chemistry Week (NCW) from October 21-27, 2018, whose mission of the NCW campaign is to motivate ACS members and other science enthusiasts to teach the public about the value of chemistry in everyday life. This year, more than 90% (169/185) of ACS local sections hosted activities for NCW, which is ACS’s highest level of engagement in the campaign in ten years.
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...
Dr. Roxi Smith, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA
When you ask college students to spend a day volunteering in a middle school classroom, they typically cringe. Who can blame them? After all, very few of us look back on our middle school years with fond memories. Yet every...