STEM Engagement Workshop

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STEM and Community Engagement: Connecting Research and Society

source:, February 19, 2013, 4-6pm (reception to follow)
Cohen Commons, Tech Institute

How can researchers in scientific and technical fields help solve the complex problems facing our communities today? How might STEM academics connect their more theoretical work to volunteer, outreach, and applied interests? How can science researchers more fully explore their interests beyond the laboratory by engaging with broader communities?

Join us for a moderated panel discussion about the different models of community engagement within STEM fields. Faculty and practitioners will discuss how to connect scientific research to the broader world and communities that surround us through scientific public policy, citizen science initiatives, and science education. Bring your questions and your curiosity as we discuss some of society’s most pressing problems with those working to solve them.

4:00-4:10 Welcome
4:10-5:15 Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Dr. Michael Kennedy, Science in Society
Dr. Kennette Benedict, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Dr. Rebecca Daugherty, Science in Society
Dr. Kayri Havens-Young, Chicago Botanic Garden
Dr. David Gatchell, Segal Design Institute
5:15-5:45 Individual table discussions
6:00 Reception

View notes from the workshop.