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PEWS Needs Your Support

We are excited to announce the launch of the Center for Public Engagement with Science donation page! Please consider making a gift to PEWS. Donations will help support student internships with PEWS, local Cincinnati events about science, and interdisciplinary research into effective public engagement with science. DONATE NOW PEWS started less than five years ago … Continue reading PEWS Needs Your Support

Cincinnati’s Informal Science Education Ecosystem

‘Informal science education,’ or ISE, occurs in community settings when scientific findings or concepts are presented to segments of the public, often in relatively brief encounters. Think of activities and demonstrations on the museum floor, for example, or animal encounters at a zoo. For academic scientists and other researchers interested in public outreach, informal science … Continue reading Cincinnati’s Informal Science Education Ecosystem

Meet Meg Corcoran, new PEWS Social Media and Web Coordinator

Meg Corcoran is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geology at UC who is excited to share her excitement for public engagement with science this year with the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) community. Her research focuses on using the stable isotope biogeochemistry to understand how climate change will … Continue reading Meet Meg Corcoran, new PEWS Social Media and Web Coordinator

PEWS is hiring

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is looking to fill a full-time staff position to serve as the Executive Director of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) and Program Director for the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS). We invite applicants with interests in nonprofit leadership, budgets and fundraising in the academic sector. Experience … Continue reading PEWS is hiring

A conversation about climate change in the Chesapeake Bay

Interested in learning more about scientific predictions of climate related changes in the Chesapeake Bay region? The Philosophy of Science Association is hosting a Public Forum co-sponsored by the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science to discuss how scientists model factors related to climate change, including sea level rise, increases in water temperature and … Continue reading A conversation about climate change in the Chesapeake Bay

Ways of Knowing & Informal Science Education

What lies at the intersection of decoloniality and philosophy of science? To answer this question, I turned to the informal science educators at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) for guidance. Informal science educators, Brenda Hunda and Brian Pollock were both speakers at the PEWS 2021 Workshop. I also watched Brenda’s presentation addressing Ways of Knowing while … Continue reading Ways of Knowing & Informal Science Education

Key Considerations for Community-Engaged Research

Scientific research involving members of the general public takes on many forms: citizen science, community science, and participatory research, just to name a few. While these types of projects all differ in their aims, scope, and impact, they share a commitment to building ways for the public to play an important role in the research … Continue reading Key Considerations for Community-Engaged Research

Miss the interview? Dr. Sarah Richardson discusses The Maternal Imprint

Curious about the maternal-fetal relationship? How does the environment, including the stresses on, the behavior of, and the health of the woman during the gestational period affect the fetus? Are there any long-term effects? How have these effects changed through history? In early September, we hosted Dr. Sarah Richardson, Professor of the History of Science … Continue reading Miss the interview? Dr. Sarah Richardson discusses The Maternal Imprint

(More) Eyes on the Skies: The Cincinnati Astronomical Society

Recently, the Dry Dredgers shared how they started in Cincinnati from a group of science enthusiasts. They were not the first; they were actually inspired by the founding of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society (CAS). This #FlashbackFriday, UC alum and CAS President, Bryan Simpson, told how a group of locals who were interested in space came together to start CAS.  Early Interest In 1843, … Continue reading (More) Eyes on the Skies: The Cincinnati Astronomical Society