The NISE Network Goes to Capitol Hill
April 09, 2012
Following this year's successful March 24-April 1 NanoDays™ -- a nationwide festival of 200 educational events about nanoscale science and engineering -- the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network™ (NISE Net) is heading to Capitol Hill. On May 15, 2012, the NISE Network™ will join 30 other National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees for the annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Congressional Exhibition and Reception in the Rayburn House Office Building. Each year, more than 250 members of Congress, congressional staff, and agency personnel learn about recent STEM discoveries and outreach activities. This year's theme is "STEM Research and Education: Underpinning American Innovation."
The NISE Net is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The Museum of Science (with its National Center for Technological Literacy®) is a lead partner with the Exploratorium and the Science Museum of Minnesota in this significant 10-year, $41 million project funded by the NSF.