Community Engagement for STEM Fields

Thursday, June 25, 2:30-4:00 

Held virtually via Zoom

On Thursday, June 25, 2:30 – 4:00, the CFDE Engaged Learning Program, in partnership with Science ATL, will offer a workshop on best practices of community engagement and related “broader impacts” activities for STEM faculty and students.   This workshop is designed to give members of science labs and other science academicians tools for engaging with community partners, especially partners in Atlanta. If your laboratory is already engaged in outreach, this workshop can help laboratory members think more effectively about their outreach activities.  Facilitated by Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, the workshop will also feature Sarah Peterson, Co-Founder and Director of New Initiatives at Science ATL and Carol Clark, Senior Science Communicator in Emory’s Office of Communications.

Topics to be covered:

  • Goals of “broader impacts” aspects of major science grants and overlap with community engagement
  • Brief orientation to Atlanta and place-based community engagement
  • Best practices of working with community partners such as Science ATL
  • Orientation to Science ATL programs and engagement with Atlanta communities and organizations
  • Science communication with public audiences

This workshop is open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and post-docs in STEM fields.  We invite participation by multiple members of science labs.  Participation in this workshop can be included in descriptions of broader impacts in national grant applications; or if your lab group currently does outreach related to a grant project, participation in this workshop could be mentioned in your reporting on that project.

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