Tag Archives: Outreach

Reporting back! Highlights from the Public Engagement Workshop

This post is by UT Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. Tessa is working with Hans Hofmann (UT Austin), Travis Hagey (MSU), and Alexa Warwick (MSU) on public engagement at BEACON. The majority of scientists engage with public audiences about STEM topics, … Continue reading

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The Diversity of Ways that BEACONites Engage the Public

This post is by UT Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. Tessa is working with Hans Hofmann (UT Austin), Travis Hagey (MSU), and Alexa Warwick (MSU) on public engagement at BEACON. Public engagement is central to BEACON’s mission. The Center supports these … Continue reading

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EiA 2.0: Designing an Effective Exhibit on Evolution

This post is written by MSU Museum Education Assistant Nick VanAcker Ever since its creation in 2010, the BEACON Evolution in Action Gallery at the Michigan State University Museum has been a fantastic resource for our visitors to learn about evolution research. … Continue reading

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Evolution & Ecology Activities at the 2016 SACNAS National Conference: STEM Diversity & Public Understanding

This post is written by Tracy Heath, Corrie Moreau, Alexa Warwick, and Felipe Zapata The 2016 National Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science was held last week in Long Beach, CA. This conference … Continue reading

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2017 Darwin Day Roadshow – Apply Now!

Starting in 2016, BEACON began collaborating with three scientific societies (ASN, SSE, SSB) to continue support for a variety of outreach opportunities that needed a new home after NESCent ended. Today we’re highlighting one of these opportunities – the Darwin … Continue reading

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Collaborations with K-12 teachers first inspired Data Nuggets, and continue to today

This post is by MSU postdocs Melissa Kjelvik and Liz Schultheis Back when we were biology graduate students, the GK-12 program at the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) exposed us to science education for the first time. When we signed up to work with … Continue reading

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BEACON now funds video games?

This is a repost from Terry Soule (Computer Science, UI) and Barrie Robison (Biological Sciences, UI) Also visit Telliamed Revisited (Richard Lenski’s blog) for another write-up.  Hello BEACONites, Thanks to BEACON’s support Polymorphic Games has created the evolutionary video game Darwin’s Demons, and placed it … Continue reading

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Introducing BEACON’s New Science Outreach and Communication Postdocs

This post is by MSU postdoc Alexa Warwick. Alexa Warwick is the new Evolution Education and Outreach Postdoc at BEACON working with Dr. Louise Mead. Alexa worked on her Ph.D. with Drs. Emily Lemmon and Joseph Travis at Florida State … Continue reading

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A Mighty Mouse and a Scientist in Training: A Story of Physiological and Personal Evolution

This post is by Okemos High School student Maddie Stover working in Dr. Ashlee Rowe’s lab in the Neuroscience Program & Department of Integrative Biology at MSU. A particularly effective nervous system makes the four-inch grasshopper mouse quite a fearsome … Continue reading

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