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Research @ PFC
Education and outreach programs and opportunities
Summer School on Education and Outreach
Summer School on Education and Outreach, 2014. This two-week summer school immersed early career researchers in education and outreach (E&O) and allowed them to gain experience and exposure to best practices by working with other scientists, E&O professionals, and museum staff on real projects. The core of the summer school was a one-week practicum where students were embedded in an existing E&O program and work with their mentors to develop K-12 lab activities, museum programming, visualizations, or a citizen science activity.
Scientific Visualization & Communication
Examples of PFC at KICP efforts:
Life Long Learning Series
Life Long Learning Series lectures to older adults throughout Chicago to bring basic and cutting-edge content in astrophysics to interested older adults at city senior centers, retirement homes, and public libraries. Adults past retirement age make up an increasingly large demographic, and continued cognitive/social engagement are crucial for healthy aging.
EO&D MA also organizes training sessions that prepare astrophysics researches to have a successful presentation to older adults.
co-Investigators: John E. Carlstrom