In the Fall of 2011 he NISE Network hosted seven meetings at multiple locations throughout the United States to increase the capacity of NISE Network partners to engage the public in nanoscience, engineering, and technology. Attendance at the Regional Meetings was invitation-only due to space and budgetary limitations.
Northeast: Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY, Sept 13-15
Mid-Atlantic: Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, Sept 21-22
Southeast: Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC, Sept 21-23
South: Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston, TX, Sept 12-14
Midwest: Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, Sept 21-22
West: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, OR, Sept 20-22
Southwest: Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkley, CA, Sept 12-14
Regional Meeting Goals and Outcomes
Goal 1: Nurture and deepen relationships with existing partners in the NISE Network.
Goal 2: Provide valuable networking opportunities among workshop attendees, focusing on museum educators and outreach coordinators.
Goal 3: Create opportunities for sharing experiences with using NISE Net products.
Goal 4: Provide professional development resources—including knowledge, tools, and skills—to increase museum educators’ capacity to engage a diverse public in the societal and ethical implications of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.
Goal 5: Present an update of NISE Net’s resources, including new programs, tools and guides, mini-exhibition, and Mini-Grants.