The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has a program, the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship, that I wanted to let you know about. OMSI Science Communication Fellows are researchers or science professionals including faculty, graduate students, technicians, or other individuals in science, engineering, health, or technology related positions. OMSI Fellows participate in a series of professional development workshops that cover science communication best practices and provide opportunities for participants to practice new skills and techniques. In collaboration with OMSI, each Fellow will develop a unique hands-on educational activity designed to communicate their research to public audiences and will join OMSI in engaging museum visitors with these activities at Meet a Scientist events.
The OMSI team will be at OSU to host an informational brownbag on the Fellowship program next Thursday, October 11th from 12-1pm in LPSC 402. Please come meet the OMSI team and learn more about the program!
Application Deadline & Workshop Schedule
Applications are due Monday, November 5th. An online application and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at https://omsi.edu/science-communication-services and at the new OSU-OMSI Partnership webpages here:https://www.science.oregonstate.edu/omsi-partnership. The workshop dates for this round are:
Workshop 1: Thursday, January 24, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 2: Thursday, March 7, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 3: Thursday, April 11, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 4: Saturday, April 27, 1-5pm (held in Portland, OR at OMSI)
Tuition & Scholarship Information
Tuition for the program is $1,850 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available for this cohort:
College of Science Tuition Scholarship
Eligibility: Professionals (including researchers, faculty, students, etc.) in the College of Science at OSU. This scholarship is possible through the generosity of OSU College of Science donors.
Scholarship Amount: $925