Enrollment is now open for the first course in the PEWS Engaging Science graduate curriculum! University of Cincinnati graduate students from any discipline can register for our three-level interdisciplinary Engaging Science curriculum sequence. These courses are part of PEWS' NSF-funded Innovations in Graduate Education Award (read more here). Fall 2023 HUM/SOSC/NSCI 7000: Sharing Science Experience … Continue reading 2023-2024 Engaging Science Graduate Courses
Have you gardened during the COVID-19 shutdown? In the 2020 spring semester, students in the Public Engagement in Science graduate course partnered with the Cincinnati Nature Center to inspire the community to learn about species of plants and animals originally from our region and inspire people to plant these species on their own properties. When COVID-19 led to stay-at-home orders, this took the form of hosting … Continue reading “Mission: Grow Cincinnati” Contest Winners
A poster related to genomics and ancestry created by PEWS students in partnership with Cincinnati Children's hospital. Graduate students from the Public Engagement with Science Course partnered with Cincinnati Children's Center for Pediatric Genomics and the National Human Genomic Research Institute (NHGRI) to produce informational panels (posters) for a local exhibit on the human genome. … Continue reading Genomics Partnership with Cincinnati Children’s, NHGRI, and the Smithsonian
A team of students in the Public Engagement with Science Graduate Course this past semester partnered with the UC Field Station to create a science kit focused on local fossils. The Discover Fossils of Ohio kit contains materials and activities for introducing students to some of Ohio’s major fossil groups, as well as techniques and classification systems that scientists use to study fossils.
Image shows a psychedelic mix of color What do you know about psychedelics? A group from the Public Engagement with Science Graduate Course has partnered with the Mercantile Library to host a discussion of Michael Pollan’s book, How To Change Your Mind. The virtual discussion will take place on May 18th, focusing on the science … Continue reading Virtual Discussion About the Science of Psychedelics
Promotional poster distributed to local teachers about the Plant Native! competition held by PEWS students and CNC Attention all K-12 students, parents, and teachers! We have an opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and love for plants and the environment! The Cincinnati Nature Center aims to encourage the wider community to “plant … Continue reading Poster Contest for the Cincinnati Nature Center!
Screenshot of the final meeting of the PEWS 2020 course, which met online for the last part of the semester The final meeting for the Public Engagement with Science graduate course just wrapped up. Students from MA and PhD programs in Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Philosophy, Professional Writing, and Sociology explored the theory and practice of … Continue reading Public Engagement with Science Graduate Course Concludes
Brenda Hunda, Amy Hunter, and Curtis Webb, who participated in a community panel during the Public Engagement with Science course this week. Thank you to Brenda Hunda, Amy Hunter, and Curtis Webb for joining the Public Engagement with Science class last week! Brenda talked with us about her work at the Cincinnati Museum Center and … Continue reading Community Partners Panel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvqxCJfWAjM&feature=youtu.be Professional writing video from Matt Stonecash A few weeks ago students in the Public Engagement with Science class created 5-minute lightening-talk videos explaining their research. The goal was to "rip off the band-aid" and get students out there in a public-facing way. Here is a great example from Matt Stonecash, in which he describes … Continue reading Matt Stonecash’s video about Professional Writing
Students practice sharing science with the public at the Cincinnati Museum Center On Monday the Cincinnati Museum Center welcomed the Public Engagement with Science class. Students learned about the most effective practices in informal science education. In addition, they got to try out their new knowledge by doing science demonstrations with actual museum visitors. Brian … Continue reading Sharing Science Workshop at the Cincinnati Museum Center