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Our cohorts: Learning to communicate science together

Our cohorts: Learning to communicate science together

Our OMSI Science Communication cohorts attract a diverse group of scientists from universities, industry and STEM organizations across Oregon.

Meet our recent cohorts

Summer 2018 - Cohort 12

Providence

  • Nancy Yen Shipley

OHSU

  • Kathryn Wallin

University of Washington

  • Ariane Erickson

Portland State University alumna

  • Lindzay Irving - Alumna
  • Ignacio de la Higuera Hernandez

Oregon State University

  • Scott Veldman - OSU/Nuscale
  • William Penta
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"I am much more comfortable communicating my research and ideas to other people with various backgrounds"

Spring 2018 - Cohort 11

Oregon State University

  • Christina Murphy
  • Nicholas Beaird
  • Lu Wang
  • Christina Mulch
  • Jennifer Bailey Guerrero
  • Hannah Rolston
  • Phylicia Cicilio
  • Kendra Sharp
  • Nicholas Bira
  • Chelsea Batavia
  • Amber Barnard
  • Branwen Purdy
  • Katherine Dziedzic
  • Valeri Lapacek
  • Aisha Mckee
  • Karla Jarecke

Fall 2017 - Cohort 10

OHSU

  • Kasey Jakien
  • George Burwood
  • Sarah Foster
  • Sydney Boutros

Portland State University

  • Ken Stedman

Oregon State University

  • Sydney Weiss
  • Peder Nelson
  • Cara Fritz
  • Larisa LaMere
  • Carolyn Gombert
  • Tyler Parsotan

Words of wisdom from past fellows

Don’t take our word for it, hear from past OMSI Science Communication Program participants.

“The activities were so simple yet got the message across so effectively! Very mind-blowing, I will be thinking about this in the future.”

“I am much more comfortable communicating my research and ideas to other people with various backgrounds (e.g. scientists outside my field, my non-scientist (art major) mother, 5-year-olds at the museum). I feel ready for anyone who asks!”

“I feel more confident about communication approaches with complicated tasks.”

“The interactions that I have with small groups of people at the science museum are a perfect practice ground for the variety of conversations that I could have with decision makers. Many of the best practices apply equally well to a conversation with a decision maker.”

Learn more

Contact OMSI’s Senior Science Communication Specialist Amanda Fisher (afisher@omsi.edu). to receive more information or to schedule an informational session for your group.