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IOE is working with both MSU and UM to develop science communications trainings for students and faculty, as well as increase the number of opportunities to participate in public outreach activities.
Efforts have included
The ultimate goal is to create distance learning opportunities that serve students and faculty at all Montana universities, tribal and community colleges. Using case studies, discussion, guest speakers and hands-on practice, the courses will train future researchers in communication strategies.
We will also increase the number of opportunities for IOE-affiliated students and faculty to participate in public outreach activities such as giving public talks, working at community events or museums, or running educational activities. The opportunity exists to pair STEM students with students in the creative arts (graphic design, film, journalism, animation, etc.) in order to develop materials ranging from posters to sculpture to online interactives, all of which interpret and communicate IOE's scientific concepts and research results to the public. Any course guides, materials, best practices and models that are developed through this program can be shared with NSF EPSCoR programs and universities.
Program Director: Ray Callaway
Project Administrator: Todd Kipfer
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620