Conclusion: The power of partnership

Science museums and university-based research centers make great partners for advancing science and engineering literacy, engagement, careers, and governance.

To sum it up, research centers provide the science and engineering knowledge, the futuristic vision, enthusiasm, authenticity and often the funding, while science museums provide the venues, audiences, engagement expertise, and dedication to the broader mission. We need each other, and the nation needs us working together. Let’s do it.

The Resources section, next, contains lists of funding agencies, ISE and partnership resources, the bibliography and references, and a brief nanotechnology primer.

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