Sharing Science: Workshop and practicum for graduate students
- Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
- Barnard Hall - view map
MSU graduate students are invited to participate in a free science communications and outreach program called "Sharing Science."
The program is available to 15 students. Dinner is provided.
The Sharing Science program, which was developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, is designed to give early-career researchers a well-grounded experience using hands-on STEM activities to stimulate informal science learning discussions with youth and adults. Participants will also discuss ways to design outreach opportunities centered around your own research and interests in science, which can be helpful toward writing and implementing Broader Impacts statements and outreach plans for grant proposals.
The program consists of a three-hour workshop on the MSU campus, followed by a practicum experience of approximately two hours (several opportunities are available ranging from the children's museum to after school programs. We can help you schedule something). Participants will also be asked to participate in one of MSU's science outreach events such as NanoDays / MicroDays, Expanding Your Horizons, Astronomy & Aerospace Day or others.
The program is open to PhD and Master’s students in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), as well as to students in the social sciences who are interested in communicating with the public about the societal impacts of new developments in science and technology.
All participants will receive a certificate of completion as well as practical professional development that is relevant to your future career. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Apply online at
The program is presented by MSU Extended University and the MSU Graduate School.
- Extended University