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Science Communication Fellowship

Good Afternoon,

Reiman Gardens is seeking graduate students, faculty, and other professionals in science-related fields to participate in our 2018 Science Communication Fellowship to help scientists share their research with the public.


Who Can Apply?

  • Scientists, engineers, graduate students, faculty, researchers, and any other science-based professionals interested in developing science communication skills

What are the Requirements?

  1. Participate in the Science Communication Course at Reiman Gardens:

Attend ALL (3) Professional Development Workshops:

  • Thursday, January 18, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 15, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • AND Thursday, March 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  1. ALL fellows are required to appear at a public showcase event at Reiman Gardens:

Wednesday, April 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  1. ALL fellows are required to appear at (2) other public events within one year.

Examples: Spirits in the Gardens, Meet-A-Scientist, Day of Insects, Butterfly Blizzard, etc.

What are the Benefits?

Free Professional Development

  • Learn from Informal Science Educators how to effectively communicate your work to diverse audiences.
  • Enhance your science communication skills in a dynamic, engaging, and participatory workshop setting.
  • Work individually to explore a science concept and develop a hands-on activity related to your current work.
  • Free attendance to pre-symposium workshops for Reiman Gardens’ annual Day of Insects in March.

Free Programs for the Public

  • Present your hands-on activity to general public audiences through various programs at Reiman Gardens.
  • Take your activity “on the road” to schools, conferences, and other educational or professional settings.
  • Demonstrate the broader impacts of your work through multigenerational STEM education and outreach.
  • Receive professional documentation suitable for sharing with supervisors and for grant reporting.

How to Apply
Complete an application today and submit to Sara Merritt, Education Manager, at Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

We hope you will forward this to others who may be interested as well, and feel free to direct any questions to me by phone or email.

Sara Merritt
Education Manager

Portal to the Public Program Coordinator
1407 University Blvd. | Ames, IA 50011

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