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University Librarian Participates in NISE Workshop

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The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi:

Tracy Englert, reference librarian for science and technology at The University of Southern Mississippi University Libraries was selected to participate in the "Implementing the Sharing Science Workshop and Practicum” sponsored by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE). The immersive workshop was held Nov. 14-16 at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Englert was one of seven chosen to participate in the workshop. The workshop will provide information and resources on planning and hosting a Sharing Science Workshop & Practicum (SSW&P) for Southern Miss nanoscale and materials science researchers that will enhance their science communication skills, engage their interest in education and outreach and prepare them for providing effective and rewarding outreach experiences. Englert will also observe how the SSW&P is implemented at the Museum of Science in Boston with graduate students from local research center partners such as MIT and Harvard. She plans to implement an SSW&P workshop at Southern Miss in early 2015.

The NISE Network 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 Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network is a major National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative. The NSF has formed a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations to foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

For information on participation in the Sharing Science Workshop and Practicum (SSW&P), contact Tracy Englert at tracy.englert@usm.edu or 601.266.6396. To find out more about the NISE Network, visit http://www.nisenet.org/.

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