Introducing our Outreach and Social Media Coordinator for 2020-2021, Emily Michelle Bruff Simpson
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
Image shows a person using hand sanitizer. We want to give everyone a few updates about how the spread of COVID-19 will impact Center activities going forward. Of course, this information is subject to change as time goes on. Workshop: The Workshop on Public Engagement with Science that was previously scheduled for May 13-15 has … Continue reading COVID-19 Updates for Center
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