Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network

Project: Federal Funding Agencies

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Applied annually 2011-2015 in competitive process support materials to hold NanoDay events at Houston Methodist. Continually ran events 2011-2018. Estimated value of kit is $500 annually for 6 years. Original NSF grant of $21,742,584 was to the Boston Museum of Science. The Museum of Science, Boston (MOS) and its primary collaborators, the Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) and the Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA), are continuing and expanding the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), which has been in operation since 2005. NISE Net has established a national infrastructure of over one-hundred hands-on science centers and universities within seven regional hubs with the goal of fostering public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science and engineering (NSE). As part of this undertaking, NISE Net partners have: - created a nation-wide set of annual events called NanoDays; - developed dozens of interactive exhibits, media-based products, programs, and public forums based on NSE; - generated new knowledge about the design for learning about NSE, its applications, and societal implications; - produced a network that involves informal educators and researchers; and - developed a Web site for professionals,, that includes several resources for educators and researchers, including a catalog of educational products. During the next five years (2010 - 2014),
Effective start/end date4/1/126/1/15


  • National Science Foundation


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