On October 26th, 2022, PEWS conducted a half-day workshop for all participants at the first All-Hands meeting of the NSF Island Systems Integration Consortium (ISIC) Research Collaboration Network (RCN). The ISIC-RCN aims to bring together scientists from multiple fields of study, including geological, climatological, and biological sciences, to investigate questions of island evolution not answerable … Continue reading PEWS Workshops on Public Engagement with Science
Are you headed to the Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting this week? If so, join PEWS for our workshop, "Pursuing Local Public Engagement as a Philosopher of Science," organized by the PSA’s Outreach and Engagement Committee. This is the second workshop organized by the Outreach and Engagement Committee at PSA Meetings; the first focused … Continue reading PEWS@PSA
We are thrilled to announce that the National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education program has awarded the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) funding to support a new interdisciplinary educational sequence for graduate students in public engagement with science. PEWS will receive $500,000 over three years to pilot coursework and internships in … Continue reading NSF Funds UC Graduate Training in Public Engagement with Science
This Wednesday, September 7, PEWS Director Angela Potochnik will speak at Science on Tap, a monthly event held at Urban Artifact. Join us at 6:00 pm for this free event in the Radio Artifact Studio at Urban Artifact. Potochnik will talk about why it is important to understand how science works (its methods, interaction with … Continue reading Science on Tap – Sept. 7
The Center for Public Engagement with Science has now released the full Sustainability Highlights interview series, one part of the sustainability initiative funded by Research 2030. The series includes interviews with: Dr. Carlie Trott, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is a community psychologist whose work focuses on participatory research that engages project participants as co-investigators, thus … Continue reading Sustainability Highlights Interviews
The Center for the Public Engagement with Science has launched an interview series highlighting sustainability research happening at the University of Cincinnati, as part of its sustainability initiative funded by Research 2030 of UC’s Office of Research. You can view the first three interviews of this series on the Center’s Youtube channel and on the … Continue reading Announcing the Sustainability Highlights Interview Series
What role can philosophy play in science communication? In an interview with PhilSciComm, Angela Potochnik and Melissa Jacquart discuss the benefits and challenges of philosophers engaging in science communication, as well as describe the Center's upcoming workshop.
One of the earliest lessons we learn in our training as scientists is to accept the simplest explanation of evidence, rather than assuming a more complicated solution. We call this "Occam's Razor," and it is repeated in class after class. But the world is complicated. What happens when our simple explanations don't capture the entire … Continue reading When Science isn’t Simple