NISE Network Blog

Jill Kary, Arkansas State University
In this 200th year of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, Frankenstein, Arkansas State University (ASU) Museum celebrated by presenting a Scary STEM event complete with Frankenstein-themed activities on October 23, 2018. Joined by his Monster and author Mary Shelley, Dr. Victor Frankenstein stepped from the pages of Frankenstein into a makeshift laboratory at ASU Museum.
Meghan Curry, Insights El Paso Science Center
On Saturday, September 29th El Paso, Texas celebrated its first space festival with over 500 attendees, 10 NISE Network Earth & Space activities, 10 local space organizations, and an astronaut! This was NEVER our intention. What started as a simple...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year the Network explored new conferences, including SEPA/WAC (a joint conference of the Southeastern Planetarium Association and the Western Alliance Conference of planetariums) and more recently the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) Conference , which is a professional organization...
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
October has been a busy month for NISE Network partners hosting National Chemistry Week and spooky STEM events and festivities, and engaging their audiences in hands-on chemistry activities and other STEM activities from NISE Net's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry and Frankenstein200 kits. We look forward to seeing partners' Let's Do Chemistry events online throughout the rest of the year!
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
We just wanted to remind NISE Network partners who received a physical Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit to take a look through your kit and become familiar with all the activities and materials before you hold your events. We’ve...
Jen D'Agostino, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
When your Executive Director asks you to “dream up something big,” you dream up something big. And what could be bigger than breaking a Guinness World Record? On Friday, August 10th, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium , located in St....
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
This year's 2018 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference was another great opportunity for NISE Network partners and colleagues to reunite through participation in workshops and conference sessions, activities in the exhibit hall and Network booth, as well as...
Jayatri Das, The Franklin Institute
What’s the future of human genome editing? The Philadelphia community tackled this question at The Franklin Institute’s Editing Our Evolution forum on September 15, 2018. As chief bioscientist at the Institute, I’ve been anticipating this event for a long time....
Kayla Berry, Museum of Science
The NISE Network's Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit has been sent to 250 partners all across the U.S. for use during National Chemistry Week (October 21-27, 2018) or for other chemistry and public outreach events being hosted between October and December. Check out the partner excitement and anticipation as they receive, unpack, and prepare to host their own Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry events!
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.