Science in Surprising Spaces

For many graduate students and postdocs, science outreach is a gratifying experience: the chance to share one’s love of science and engineering with others, especially those who don’t work “in” science. It’s also great to include on a resume or CV! More importantly, developing an activity for outreach enhances teaching skills and evidence entrepreneurial thinking. In this workshop, I take participants through several exercises over about 2 hours, to help them uncover their particular interests in outreach, identify potential community partners, and develop a program to serve their target audience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a solid “product” to pitch and the skills to work with community partners to make it happen.

Group size: 20-30 people
Space: A classroom with flexible seating/tables for small group work
Duration: 2 hours
Michigan State University

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