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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

Nancy Yen Shipley
Providence

Kathryn Wallin
OHSU

Ariane Erickson
University of Washington

Lindzay Irving
Portland State University alumna

Scott Veldman
Oregon State University/NuScale

William Penta
Oregon State University

Ignacio de la Higuera Hernandez
Portland State University

"I am much more comfortable communicating my research and ideas to other people with various backgrounds"

Spring 2018 - Cohort 11

Christina Murphy
OSU

Nicholas Beaird
OSU

Lu Wang
OSU

Christina Mulch
OSU

Jennifer Bailey Guerrero
OSU

Hannah Rolston
OSU

Phylicia Cicilio
OSU

Kendra Sharp
OSU

Nicholas Bira
OSU

Chelsea Batavia
OSU

Amber Barnard
OSU

Branwen Purdy
OSU

Katherine Dziedzic
OSU

Valeri Lapacek
OSU

Aisha Mckee
OSU

Karla Jarecke
OSU

Fall 2017 - Cohort 10

Kasey Jakien
OHSU

George Burwood
OHSU

Sarah Foster
OHSU

Sydney Boutros
OHSU

Ken Stedman
Portland State University

Sydney Weiss
OSU

Peder Nelson
OSU

Cara Fritz
OSU

Larisa LaMere
OSU

Carolyn Gombert
OSU

Tyler Parsotan
OSU

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 to receive more information or to schedule an informational session for your group.