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Opportunities for undergraduates

Check out our new resource page with ways that undergraduates can get involved with citizen science, science communication and other ways of bringing science and...

Summer Workshops: Impacts Identity and COMPASS SciComm

Public Communication Workshop with COMPASS SciComm Wednesday/Friday, June 24 & 26, 1-3 PM Take your public communication skills to the next level with this online...

Public Science Courses, Fall 2020

FW595-006 Citizen Science Time: PENDING Caren Cooper (cbcoope3@ncsu.edu) Students will learn the fundamentals of citizen science, the many ways that members of the public collaborate...

Public Science affiliate Erin McKenney wins UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize

Dr. Erin McKenney, lecturer and Academic Coordinator at NC State’s Department of Applied Ecology, won the faculty UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize for her work on empowering students...

Workshop: Broader Impacts with The Science House

Launch your K12 science outreach program with Jason Painter of The Science House at NC State University. Monday, March 2, 2020 12:05-1:15 PM 3210 Talley...

Citizen Science Symposium: Saturday, March 28

Mark your calendars now for Saturday March 28 for a one-day Citizen Science Symposium at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. https://citizenscience.ncsu.edu/home/citizen-science-symposium-2020/ You are invited...

Workshop: Communicating Scientific Uncertainties

What we know (and don’t know) about communicating scientific uncertainty to public audiences. Monday, January 27, 2020 12:05-1:30 PM 3210 Talley Register now at Eventbrite....

How to communicate your research–NC State experts share their views

No matter what kind of work you’re doing, it is important to know how to effectively communicate your research. Last Tuesday, NC State’s Research Leadership...

Extra, Extra..Thumb? Read All About It!

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Daily Planet Cafe was filled with science enthusiasts of all ages last Thursday night, ready to hear about...

Roland Kays: Professional Critter Chaser

From GPS-tracking animals all around the globe to making appearances in television shows like, “What on Earth?” and starting a podcast about animal activities, Roland...

The Microbe that Poops Gold: How Carlos Goller gets Students Involved in Science

NC State Teaching Assistant Professor Carlos Goller loves teaching his students in a way that is collaborative, innovative and involved. In his opinion, one of...

Public Science Courses, Spring 2019

Graduate COM 598 Principles of Public Science Fridays, 1:30-4:15* Jean Goodwin (jegoodwi@ncsu.edu) Public science is a vague-ish but exciting term that encompasses all the ways...

Science Writing for Younger Audiences

Science Writing for Younger Audiences Mon, October 28, 2019 12:05 PM – 1:15 PM EDT 4270 Talley Register now at Eventbrite Feel free to bring...

Workshop: Andy Binder on a Practical Approach to Message Testing

AB on A/B Mon, September 30, 2019 12:05 PM – 1:30 PM EDT 4270 Talley Register now at Eventbrite Feel free to bring a brownbag;...

Public Science cluster statement on strategic planning

To University leaders: On behalf of the Leadership in Public Science CFEP cluster, I’m writing to urge you to advocate for the importance of public...

The Superheavy Story: Adventures at the Edge of the Periodic Table

September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill, Jr. Library Admission is free and open to the public. Kit Chapman will tell...

Laura Severin on the Perils and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

The Perils and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Scholarship for the Humanities and Social Sciences Laura Severin Monday, 18 November 12:05-1:15 pm 4270 Talley Student Union Register...

Workshop: Project Evaluation, Quick & Dirty

–the words we dread to hear. This Public Science Workshop will show you how to make the task efficient and worthwhile. Bring a project, real...

AstroKatie live with the International Space Station

Friday, August 30 9:30-11:00 am State Ballroom, Talley Student Union Join cluster member Katie Mack for a conversation with NC State alum Christina Koch, live...

Workshop: Incorporating Citizen Science into University Courses

Every NC State student should have the chance to experience authentic science: that is why we are embedding citizen science into campus life and making...

Workshop: Integrating Citizen Science into Living and Learning Villages

Workshop: Integrating Citizen Science into Living and Learning Villages Wednesday, July 31st, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Talley Student Union, Room 3220 Register now! This...

The Public Science Cluster–an insider’s view

Since September 2018, I’ve had the opportunity to be a communication specialist for the Leadership in Public Science Cluster at NC State. As my time...

Summer stipends for undergrads to study hurricane impacts

With the support of a $200,000 grant from NSF, cluster member Madhusudan Katti is recruiting 50 NC State undergraduates to document hurricane damage in eastern...

Low-Powered Electronics, Community Building, & Alex Hsain

H. Alex Hsain chose NC State for her PhD because she wanted a program that promised excellence in both materials science research and public engagement. “The...

Find out what’s lurking in NC State dorms

What Did We Find Living on our Campus? Results of Never Home Alone @ NCSU Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:00pm to 7:00pm The Citizen Science...

Public Science Courses, Fall, 2019

FW 595-006 Citizen Science Wed 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM Caren Cooper (cbcoope3@ncsu.edu) Students will learn the fundamentals of citizen science, the many ways that...

Workshop: Doing Science in a Team? Learn about the Science of Team Science

Workshop: Doing Science in a Team? Learn about the Science of Team Science Monday, April 8th, 12 PM – 1:30 PM Talley Student Union, Room...

Public Science Courses–Summer, 2019

SUMMER 2019 (second summer session, June 24 July 26) COM 527/798, Seminar in Organizational Conflict Management Instructor: Jessica Jameson Time: Online Description: Examination of conflict...

Panel: Covering Contentious & Technical Issues in a Soundbite World

Energy and Science in Journalism “Covering Contentious & Technical Issues in a Soundbite World” Thursday, April 4, 2019 3-5pm, Caldwell Lounge, Caldwell Hall North Carolina...

“Science: A Candle In The Dark,” A Public Science Podcast

Leadership in Public Science cluster member Madhusudan Katti describes his podcast “Science: A Candle In The Dark” as his attempt to bring science into the...

Workshop: The Wild West of Social Media: New Frontiers for Science Communication

Monday, March 25th 12 – 1:30 pm Talley Student Union Room 3210 Register at Eventbrite Join us for a panel discussion with a group of...

“Explorations- Science Sculptures” at the Gregg Museum

The Gregg Museum’s new exhibit “Explorations- Science Sculptures” features a series of sculptures expertly crafted by artist Christina Weisner, a professor at the College of...

Workshop: LEARNing to Collaborate and Manage Conflict

Friday, February 22 12:00-1:30 Caldwell 212 Register at Eventbrite This interactive 90-minute workshop has two goals: (1) To  invite participants to consider how their communication might...

An Exciting Semester Ahead for the Citizen Science Club

Inside a classroom filled with eager students and a table filled with snacks, an interest meeting for the Citizen Science Club begins. Madeline Kohls, the...

Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge Spring 2019

Ever wondered what critters you might be sharing your room with? Well, this year’s Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge will help you realize that you never...

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Cooper Lab

Crowd the Tap is an EPA-funded project to engage citizen science volunteers in creating an inventory of water pipe materials nationwide. Researchers with Crowd the Tap will use...

Takeaways from Never Home Alone

On Thursday night, I got the chance to attend “Never Home Alone: a Gala of Stories, Foods, and Insights from the Study of Life in...

Postdoc: social scientist for research about culture of ethics in citizen science

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at North Carolina State University invites applications for a postdoctoralresearcher beginning in Spring 2019 (two year appointment; start dates are...

Getting to Know K.C. Busch

K.C. Busch, an Assistant Professor of STEM Education at NC State and a core faculty member in the Leadership in the Public Science cluster, understands...

Undergraduates Working on Citizen Science Project Receive Enrichment Fund Grant

NC State undergraduates Carol Gause and Kathryn Jewell have always had a passion for science, ornithology, and research. Now thanks to the College of Natural Resources (CNR) Enrichment...

Fall ’18 All Hands Meeting: Listening Session on Grad Curriculum

Mon, November 12, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM 3221 Talley Student Union Affiliates and friends of the Leadership in Public Science cluster are invited...

Public Science-related Undergraduate Courses for Spring ’19

Science Communication & Public Engagement COM 289; Jean Goodwin (jegoodwi@ncsu.edu); MW 3-4:15 Communicating complex science is hard enough. It gets even harder when you throw...

Public Science-related Graduate Courses for Spring ’19

Principles of Public Science NR 595 Madhusudan Katti (mkatti@ncsu.edu) WF 10:15-11:30 Do you want your research to have high and broad impact? This class will...

The History of the Cluster with Dan Solomon

Dan Solomon, a senior fellow in the Leadership in Public Science cluster, knows better than most the long history the cluster carries with it. He...

Workshop: Building Conservation Partnerships through Stakeholder Engagement and Citizen Science

Monday, October 15 12:00-1:15 Talley Student Union Register at Eventbrite Please join special guest Tarla Rai Peterson for an informal talk and practical discussion on...

Fellowships available for Science Communication/Rhetoric of Science students

The Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media PHD program and the Communication MS program at NC State University invite applications from students pursuing research at the...

NC State Students Form Citizen Science Club

At NC State, undergraduate students are taking scientific research into their own hands! A group of students with a passion for public science, science communication,...

Nifty Award: George Van Den Driessche

The Nifty Award is given by the Leadership in Public Science cluster, to recognize ambitious and well-designed activities by members of the NC State community...

Workshop: Qualitative Methods Quick & Dirty: for citizen science researchers (and everyone else)

Monday, September 24, 12:00-1:30 4270 Talley Student Center Register here! Citizen science researchers and others who run public outreach programs routinely need to understand what...

Public Science courses, Summer 2018

Three classes in science communication for interested undergraduate & graduate students.

Workshop: Designing survey questions for citizen science projects

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT) Talley Student Union Researchers using citizen science often have to survey participants about their...

Nifty Award: Erin McKenney

The Nifty Award is given by the Leadership in Public Science cluster, to recognize ambitious and well-designed activities by members of the NC State community...

Master’s Graduate Assistantship – Design & Implementation of Citizen Science

Starting Fall 2018 at NC State University (2-year position) The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at North Carolina State University invites applications for a M.S.-level...

Citizen Science Campus: Update Meeting

Citizen Science Campus is an initiative of the Leadership in Public Science cluster that aims to make participation in citizen science activities a normal part...

Public Science courses, Fall 2018

We have a strong array of science communication offerings next semester.

From Scientist to Social Media Influencer

Wednesday, 21 Feb 12-1:00 pm, Talley Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-scientist-to-social-media-influencer-tickets-42493379843 About the event: This workshop will cover the latest research on science communication and digital...

Storytelling in Science Writing

Sponsored by Leadership in Public Science @NCState Wednesday, November 29, 12-1 pm Talley Student Union Whether it’s a grant, a book proposal, a magazine article,...

Public science courses, Spring 2018

Check out this array of graduate and undergraduate courses on citizen science, science communication, science learning in informal contexts, and open science!

Think Tank: Integrating Citizen Science into University Courses

We’re inviting you to a think tank to generate new ideas for incorporating citizen science into undergraduate classes.

Creating Meaning from Information in Science and Storytelling

The Leadership in Public Science Cluster invites you to a special lunchtime seminar on Wednesday, April 19, 12-1p in 216 Poe Hall. Creating Meaning from...