Using Technology and New Media to Communicate Science

Thu, Apr 12, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Speaker Name: 
Suzi Taylor
Montana State University - Bozeman
Assistant Director of Outreach and Communications
MSU Extended University

Suzi TaylorThis is the final of three talks to target a community interest in science communication. These talks focus on science communication for MSU faculty and graduate students in the environmental sciences. We hope that participants come away from these talks with a better sense of how to approach communicating their research.

About Suzi Taylor: As Communications and Outreach Director for MSU Extended University, Suzi helps to identify, develop and publicize educational programs for non-traditional audiences....distance learning, continuing education and informal outreach for kids and adults. She develops rich media content, including podcasts, Web video and- touch-screen exhibits for our new Studio 1080 multimedia center. She works with several research centers and projects on campus, including the Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center, NSF EPSCoR, and the Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network.

Suzi has a bachelor's degree is in journalism from the University of Illinois and a master's in business from Montana State University. She has taught several communications and technology-related courses, including agricultural communications for undergraduates, multimedia journalism for kids, and "Yes, Virginia, You Can Make Multimedia!" to MSU faculty. Suzi is currently project leader for "Communicating Science to the Public," a Montana Space Grant Consortium partnership project designed for undergraduate and graduate students.

Extended University supports the land-grant mission of Montana State University by reaching beyond the traditional campus, classrooms, and academic programs to create unique learning environments and provide educational opportunities for individuals to meet their academic, professional, and lifelong learning goals.


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