Blog: Network News

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!
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.
Darrell Porcello, University of California, Berkeley
The DIY Nano app has recently been named one of the top 60 education apps available by the UK tutoring site Tutora, which scored high marks in the category for children ages 6-10 years. DIY Nano provides free, easy to use, hands-on activities at your fingertips. Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. DIY Nano is available for iPhones and iPads.
David Sittenfeld, Emily Hostetler, Susan Heilman, Angela Damery, and Becky Smick from Museum of Science; and Thor Carlson, Science Museum of Minnesota
Our ChemAttitudes activity developers have been working closely with their partners from the project research team through a process called design-based research. Read their reflections about their experiences in testing, refining, and revising their creations as part of this national project to improve informal learning about chemistry.
Rae Ostman, Arizona State University and Victoria Fiordalis, Sciencenter
NISE Net is partnering with Arizona State University and partners across the country to celebrate the anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein! This 200-year-old story explores themes of human creativity, societal responsibility, and scientific ethics. Your organization can participate in the nationwide birthday party for Frankenstein by downloading a free digital activity kit from http://www.nisenet.org/frankensteinkit .
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
In January 2017, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) awarded 250 free Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 toolkits to new and existing eligible partners in the United States. In collaboration with NASA, NISE Net assembled and shared...