NISE Network Blog

David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
Organizers at 28 informal science education institutions hosted the project’s newest Editing Our Evolution forum between February and September. Host sites have included universities, science centers, community biolabs, and other kinds of public spaces. The Editing Our Evolution forum was developed with input from synthetic biologists, social scientists, informal science educators, and other stakeholders. The three forum scenarios each focus on a different case study in which participants consider the perspective of an individual who is affected by a genetic disease.
Hannah Kang, Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences
The Morrison Planetarium presenter team at the California Academy of Sciences was fortunate enough to receive the Earth & Space toolkits for 2017 and 2018. Planetarium presenters have featured these demonstrations on our museum floor multiple times, including at our weekly “cocktails and science” NightLife adult events. NISE Net hands-on demonstrations help us address some of the hottest topics in astronomy, from gravitational waves to the possibility of exoplanetary life.
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network), in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS), has developed a new Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit, which has been designed to help museum and scientist partners engage public audiences in...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to award 52 selected institutions a free copy of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition. Awarded Locations The following locations have been awarded one of 52 copies...
Calvin Uzelmeier, Rochester Museum & Science Center
The late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a great friend to the Rochester Museum & Science Center ( RMSC ) and the communities she served in New York’s 25th District. She was also one of the few scientists in Congress, and...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The NISE Network is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS), the award of 250 Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry 2018 kits to new and existing eligible partners in the U.S., including science centers and children's...
Christina Leavell
The Science Museum of Minnesota just completed filming for eleven training videos to accompany the hands-on activities in the 2018 Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit! These training videos are designed to help staff and volunteers facilitate these chemistry activities...
Frank Kusiak, Lawrence Hall of Science
The NISE Network recently attended the combined Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA) / Western Alliance Conference (WAC) Conference hosted by The Sharpe Planetarium in The Pink Palace in Memphis, Tennessee. This was the Network's first attendance at a planetarium conference and...
Preston MacDougall, Middle Tennessee State University
Late October has always meant trips to elementary schools to celebrate National Chemistry Week for Preston MacDougall, Professor of Chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University. Beginning with the NISE Network's NanoDays kits, Professor MacDougall has been introducing kids to chemistry and nanoscale science concepts through hands-on activities allowing them to experience many of the properties that are key to technologies they learn to love at an early age.
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...