MSU SciComm is a student organization composed of graduate, undergraduate, and others from a variety of fields. She started MSU SciComm to bring awareness, training, and opportunities in the different realms of science communication: writing, speaking, art and policy.
For science art, MSU SciComm hosted a series of science-art events on October 19, 2019. This started with a science-art exhibition, that showcased artwork that scientists and arts work together to creatively depict a scientific concept. MSU SciComm hosted Dianna Cowern aka “Physics Girl”, at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts where she performed science demos on stage. There was also an event at the Abrams Planetarium where people could see a virtual tour of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on the dome of the planetarium and children could participate in science activities. MSU SciComm and The Sci-Files from Impact 89FM brewed a beer with Saugatuck Brewery and released it at The Grid. Articles that she was featured in regarding the science-art events can be found here. There was a virtual science art exhibition in 2020 called “Catalyst” and there will be another in 2021 called “Breaking Barriers”.
For science policy, starting in the summer of 2019, MSU SciComm hosted events introducing students to policy and science policy. The events progressed to train the attendees on how to interact with politicians and advocate for what they care about in science.
In 2021, MSU SciComm hosted a virtual conference called “Conveyance” which entailed various aspects of science communication with speakers from around the world.
Descriptions of the past events can be found on the MSU SciComm blog. The blog also features posts from different guests.
Past and future events focused on introducing different topics in science communication and outreach can be found here.
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