Learn geology at the Northside Farmer’s Market

The Department of Geosciences at University of Cincinnati is excited to announce a new outreach program, Science Harvest, in partnership with the Northside Farmer’s Market in Cincinnati. Graduate students from the department will bring hands-on activities to share their expertise and have conversations with people of all ages who visit the market. Topics will include … Continue reading Learn geology at the Northside Farmer’s Market

Introducing 2022-2023 PEWS Interns and Sustainability Fellows

PEWS is excited to introduce four new interns and Sustainability Fellows for the academic year 2022-2023. With the support of UC Research2030, PEWS has named Dylan Carter (Anthropology) and Ahmad Khan (Civil Engineering) as Sustainability Fellows, and Collin Lucken (Philosophy, Engineering) as Video & Media Coordinator and Sarah Yaser (Neuroscience) as Web & Social Media Coordinator. … Continue reading Introducing 2022-2023 PEWS Interns and Sustainability Fellows

Conservation Changemakers Speaker Series 

Please join our community partner Cincinnati Nature Center for a series of online talks: Conservation Changemakers. These compelling speakers are changing the conversation about our environment, making an impact in their communities, and thinking about how to make nature more accessible and equitable for all.  Events will occur on Zoom; preregistration is required to access … Continue reading Conservation Changemakers Speaker Series 

Sustainability in Action

I began grad school for Community Psychology after being in the workforce for many years. Drawn back to school by my interest in the factors that lead to healthy communities and to the wellbeing of individuals, I recognized sustainability as a crucial component to the health and longevity of any place. My previous work involved … Continue reading Sustainability in Action

Event Highlights: Careers in Public Engagement with Science Panel

On April 26, over 45 people joined us for the virtual Careers in Public Engagement with Science event to hear Cincinnati-area professionals talk about their careers working with the public or on issues of public concern. Read on for panel highlights, or click here to jump to the recording of the panel discussion at the … Continue reading Event Highlights: Careers in Public Engagement with Science Panel

PEWS Associate Director Melissa Jacquart wins Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

We are very excited to share that PEWS Associate Director Melissa Jacquart has been awarded a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Each Fellow receives $50,000 to pursue a public-facing project. The Whiting Public Engagement Program (WPEP) is a distinctive national grant founded to champion the … Continue reading PEWS Associate Director Melissa Jacquart wins Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

Careers in Public Engagement with Science Panel – April 26

Join us from 12-1:30pm on Tuesday, April 26th for the PEWS Careers in Public Engagement with Science panel! This virtual event will showcase a variety of career paths for STEM, Humanities, and Social Science undergraduate and graduate students interested in public engagement with science. Presenters will discuss their career paths and answer questions about working … Continue reading Careers in Public Engagement with Science Panel – April 26

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