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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