Dates of interest
Applications are open for the fall cohort of the Science Communication Fellowship program
Application Deadline & Fall Workshop Schedule
Applications for our fall Science Communication Fellowship cohort are due by Monday, August 7. An online application (including the scholarship application) and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at https://omsi.edu/science-communication-services. The workshop dates for this round are:
- Workshop 1: Thursday, September 21, 3-6pm
- Workshop 2: Thursday, October 26, 3-6pm
- Workshop 3: Thursday, November 16, 3-6pm
- Workshop 4: Saturday, December 16, 1-5pm
Tuition & Scholarship Information
Tuition for the program is $1,500 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available for the fall 2017 cohort:
Earth and Space Sciences Scholarships
Three Fellowship scholarships are available for professionals (including researchers, practitioners, students, etc.) working in the field of Earth and/or Space Science, with particular emphasis in Earth Science, Planetary Science, Heliophysics and Astrophysics. For more information on the areas of interest, please see NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Selected Fellows will be invited to participate in special Earth and Space Science programming and events.
Scholarship Amount: $250-$1,250
Securing Funding and Broader Impacts
OMSI can work with researchers to incorporate the Fellowship into broader impact plans within NSF proposals. If you are interested in pursuing this option, contact Amanda Fisher at AFisher@omsi.edu They can provide information on the Fellowship as well as evaluation reports.
These half-day or full day workshops are designed as professional development opportunities for STEM-based professionals and will highlight a different aspect of communicating science in each seminar. They are a great opportunity to build your science communication skills while networking with other scientists, engineers, and professionals in the field. The first two seminars are Developing Your Message and PowerPoint Data Visualization. You may sign up for either seminar individually, or take both for a full-day experience. Tuition is $125 for each seminar, or $200 for the full day. Lunch will be provided for all full-day participants.
Science Communication Morning Seminar: Developing Your Message
Developing Your Message is a 3-hour seminar and workshop designed to help STEM professionals develop and articulate compelling messages designed to target the audiences you want to engage. This seminar will guide you through a process to understand your audience, clarify your goals, and craft your message. Whether you are preparing to participate in education outreach, write a blog post, or give a public presentation, this seminar will help you be a more effective communicator.
Science Communication Afternoon Seminar: PowerPoint Data Visualization
PowerPoint Data Visualization is a 3-hour seminar and workshop designed for STEM professionals that will improve your ability to create powerful data-focused presentations. Compelling presentations are an effective tool to influence public and professional knowledge and decision-making. This seminar will introduce you to essential data visualization concepts and provides hands-on training with PowerPoint and Excel. Whether you are designing presentations for internal team meetings or for large professional or public audiences, this seminar will improve your ability to quickly create engaging and persuasive data-focused presentations.
The World of Funding Opportunities in Chemistry Poster Session: This poster session is designed to introduce the chemical community to the diverse research support options available, ranging from the more traditional support provided by federal agencies to that available from industry, government labs, private foundations, and international groups.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 9:00 — 12:00 P.M.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Federal Funders Town Hall Meeting: Learn about agency priorities, initiatives, programs from National Science Foundation (CHE, DMR, CBET, EHR, and EHR) • Department of Energy (DOE BES) • National Institutes of Health (NIH NIGMS) • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) • Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 1:00 — 3:00 P.M.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Federal Speed Coaching Session: Join speed coaching and receive a one-on-one interaction with a federal Program Officer to discuss research, education, and outreach activities. Everyone is welcome – registration is not required, but sign-ups are limited! For additional information, email: email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 3:00 — 5:00 P.M. (Sign-Up from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Federal Funders Town Hall Meeting Speed Coaching Session
The 1st annual Northwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference (NWTCC) will be held at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, during 26 – 28 October 2017.