CURRENT TRAINEE STORIES
Video: An OSU undergraduate student describes her summer research project in a toxicology laboratory studying zebrafish who have the capability to regenerate amputated tissue.
PAST TRAINEE SUCCESSES
Communicating Science and Risk Beyond Academia
In the Fall of 2013, 44 graduate students completed the seminar.
- Describe risk perception
- Examine and explain the risk /hazard equation
- Communicate research impact in plain language and in a meaningful way
- Tailor message to specific audiences
- Share best practices for writing for the web and selected social media
- Discuss ways that blogs and twitter are useful for scientists and grad students
Read Story about the seminar. Scientists-in-training learn to effectively communicate research to the public
Using the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a context for the outreach activity, the graduate students created three hands-on activities to teach the concepts of mass, chemical separation, analytical chemistry, and data analysis. The link provides more Information and the final activities for teachers.