Fossils can be found in rocks throughout Ohio, but have you ever thought to look in the walls of buildings? Mark Peter, a paleontologist for the Ohio Geological Survey, encourages people to do just that. Geological Outreach Mark has been interested in fossils, especially those of crinoids and trilobites, since his youth. He attended his … Continue reading The Sea in the Statehouse
Dr. Carlie Trott What happens when you open the world of science to children? This week, we highlight the efforts of a UC Center for Public Engagement with Science affiliate Dr. Carlie Trott, who told us about her work with K-12 students. Dr. Trott has ongoing projects with youth in multiple communities that address sustainability, … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Carlie Trott
Associate Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science Dr. Melissa Jacquart presented a poster during the Public Engagement with Science conference (PEwS) this week. She discussed a NSF-funded workshop to be hosted by the Center for Public Engagement scheduled for May 2021. This three-day workshop will focus on the role of philosophers of science in science outreach, and will cover science communication, formal education, informal educations, and working with … Continue reading Philosophers of Science as a Part of Engaging the Public in Science
Introducing our Outreach and Social Media Coordinator for 2020-2021, Emily Michelle Bruff Simpson
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.
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!
Dr. Melissa Jacquart Center Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart contributes to an exciting Medium page on the Philosophy of Science Communication: medium.com/@philscicomm. The page takes the perspective of the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and Science, Technology, and Society (STS). If you visit the page you will get access to a number of interesting interviews and … Continue reading Philosophy of Science Communication Medium Page
The Center is thrilled to host a workshop at the University of Cincinnati May 13-15, 2020. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, scientists, and other academics and practitioners to develop theoretical and practical resources for public engagement with science. The four themes of the workshop will be science communication, science education, informal science education, and scientific … Continue reading Save the Date! Public Engagement with Science Workshop
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