Communication & Outreach
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH
Communications & Features
In June 2021, I participated in the PFAS Communications Workshop & Competition, supported by Silent Spring Institute and NC State University. I placed first in the competition for my 3 minute talk sharing my research with community members from PFAS-affected communities.
I am a Morehead Planetarium and Science Center IMPACTS Scientist. From 2019 - 2020, I completed a public communication training program, prepared outreach curriculum, and conducted outreach activities at North Carolina middle schools.
My workshop curriculum is called "Chemical Agent: 007". In this session, I designed a series of activities to discuss what chemicals are (everything), where they are located (everywhere), and how scientists can determine if they are dangerous to humans and the environment (experiments).
During this session, students get an opportunity to conduct their own experiment to determine how salt impacts the growth of radish seeds. This teaches students about the concept of dose, and how different doses of a chemical can have different effects on an organism.
ComSciCon - Triangle
I am actively involved with ComSciCon-Triangle, a science communication workshop for graduate students. In 2019, I was accepted as a workshop attendee, after which I joined the Organizing Committee to coordinate the 2020 workshop.
During this workshop, attendees participate in a series of panels and activities, including SciComm Bootcamp, Visual Communication, Science Improv, and Expert review of attendee's written work.
ComSciCon - Triangle 2020 Organizing Committee