Communicating Science to the Public:  A Pilot for STEM Students

PI: Kim Obbink, MSU Extended University, Montana State University

“Communicating Science to the Public” is a pilot program for MSU undergraduate students in STEM fields. The project will introduce 20 students to various methods for communicating scientific topics to a lay audience, including through presentations, publications, museums and the media. Through a series of lunchtime seminars, students will meet experts in the field, learn to evaluate the efficacy of various communications techniques, and ultimately practice telling “the story of science” by designing interactive touch-screen exhibits about their own research or interest areas. The project is led by MSU’s Extended University and makes use of EU’s new Studio 1080 multimedia center and videoconferencing facility, and draw upon EU’s many outreach projects that help the public understand and appreciate science, math and technology.




Contact Information

Mail: Kim Obbink
MSU Extended University
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT  59717
E-mail: Kim Obbink
Phone: (406) 994-6550

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