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Seeking Science Communication Fellows for spring cohort

The College of Science invites graduate students, faculty, staff and postdocs to apply to the spring cohort of Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Science Communications Fellowships. The deadline has been extended to December 8, 2016. Scholarships are still available, and the College will assist accepted applicants find funding. All graduate students, faculty, staff and postdocs in science are encouraged to apply even if they have not secured funding!

The spring cohort begins February 2017. Apply today!

The Science Communication Fellowship Program seeks to build the capacity of graduate students, faculty, personnel and post-docs to engage public audiences with OSU research. The program includes a series of four specialized training and professional development workshops on communicating with public audiences.

Fellows will also develop, individually or collaboratively, a unique hands-on educational activity designed to communicate their research to public audiences. The OMSI Science Communication Fellowship program is also an effective way to fulfill broader impact and outreach goals for grant-funded research currently underway!

Held on OSU's Corvallis campus, the workshops cover science communication best practices and provide opportunities for participants to practice new skills and techniques. Fellows participate in a minimum of three “Meet a Scientist” programs throughout the year. The public programs take place on the second Saturday of each month and exclusively feature OMSI Fellows with their hallmark hands-on, table-top activities.

Tuition for the program is $1850 per applicant. The College of Science, OSU’s Office of Engagement and Outreach and the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) are offering scholarships. If you are working in a field related to food science and/or nutrition, you can apply for a special OMSI scholarship.

For questions, contact Amanda Fisher, Science Communication Fellowship Program Coordinator at Or visit OMSI's website to learn more.

Below are current OMSI Communication Fellows in the College of Science:

Natalie Hambalek (PhD candidate, Integrative Biology)

Jacob Buchanan (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Dylan Fast (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Allison Gicking (PhD candidate, Physics)

Chelsea Holman (PhD candidate, Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Heather Kitada (PhD candidate, Statistics)

Nicholas Larkey (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Mary Leonard (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Ryan Mansergh (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Ethan Minot (Associate Professor, Physics)

Afua Nyarko (Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Deok-Hie Park (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Philip Pepe (Instructor, Integrative Biology)

Cory Perkins (Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry)

James Pflug (PhD candidate, Integrative Biology)

Wei Wei (PhD candidate, Microbiology)

Lindsay Wills (PhD candidate, Chemistry)

Liangdong Zhu (PhD candidate, Chemistry)