Notice: the ICE Online Store and Office will open for limited services July 12, 2021.

The ICE office and Online Store will be remain closed until July 11, 2021.

Due to building construction and limited staff the ICE office will remain closed through July 11. There will be no summer Fun With Chemistry Camps this year. The ICE Online Store will reopen on July 12, but only for limited service because of the restricted access to our facilities. From July 12-30 ICE will process and ship SMALL orders once a week to domestic locations only. We will aim for a processing time of 5-10 business days from receipt of order to shipping, operating within the constraints of very limited access. If you have questions, please contact us by email at iceorders@chem.wisc.edu. We will check and respond to emails twice a week during the summer. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through a partial re-opening.


About Us

Communicating Science—that's what ICE is all about. We are a national center for science educators to develop and disseminate ideas. Our efforts are evident in kits and publications, in programs for students and for teachers, and in research in chemical education. Since its founding in 1983, ICE has led the drive to help teachers revitalize science in schools throughout the United States. From "approachable" science for K–3 teachers (Super Science Connections) through nanoscale exhibits for the public, ICE has something for you.

ICE has many nanoscience-based materials because we served as the Education and Outreach arm for NSEC, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), which was one of 16 centers funded through the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The goal of the NSEC program was to build infrastructure for nanotechnology research and education across the country.