Science Communications Fellowship

Just another day at the office?

We think not. Get out of the lab and onto the museum floor as an OMSI Fellow.
What's in it for you? 
  • Communication training and ongoing opportunities to engage with museum visitors.
  • Certificate of completion and letters of acknowledgment as needed.
  • Consultation on broader impact plans to fulfill grant and other outreach requirements.
  • Opportunities to network with local scientists committed to public engagement and education professionals.
  • Museum membership.
What does it take?

We’re on the lookout for industry or academic researchers or science professionals interested in specialized training to engage public audiences in meaningful ways. 

  • Participation in OMSI's Science Communication "Short Course," a series of four professional development workshops focused on building skills to effectively communicate with public audiences. (Workshops are 3–4 hours each, spaced over 3–4 months.)
  • Collaboration with museum educators to develop a unique, hands-on activity and display representing each Fellow's work.
  • Participation in a minimum of three Meet a Scientist programs per year, a public program held on the second Saturday of each month, exclusively featuring Fellows with their hands-on, table-top activities.

Summer 2017

OMSI is excited to announce that the application for the Summer 2017 Cohort Science Communication Fellowship program, held at OMSI in Portland, OR, is now open. 

Application Deadline

Monday, April 17

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, May 1.

Summer 2017 Cohort Workshop Dates
Workshop 1: Wednesday, June 7, 3-6pm
Workshop 2: Wednesday, July 19, 3-6pm
Workshop 3: Wednesday, August 9, 3-6pm
Workshop 4: Wednesday, August 23rd, 1-5pm

Tuition

$1,500 per participant

Questions?
Please contact Amanda Fisher, Science Communication Fellowship Program Coordinator, at afisher@omsi.edu or (503) 797-4635

Apply

Fellows will also work individually or with a team to develop a hands-on activity related to their current work. Ample concept development and materials support will be provided by OMSI staff, including one 1-2 hour meeting at each Fellows lab or workplace.  Individual meeting will be scheduled between June 8 and July 18.

Tuition Details

Tuition for the program is $1,500 per participant. Most participants secure funding through grants or through support of their affiliate organizations.  If you would like our assistance in pursuing support by providing language to use in requests and proposals, please reach out to Amanda Fisher at afisher@omsi.edu.

Aren't ready to apply quite yet? Sign up for our interest list to get updates on future sessions.

Current Fellows
Dr. Raul Bayoan Cal Portland State University Associate Professor, Engineering
Whitman Bouton Oregon State University STEM Educator
Jacob Buchanan Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Reena Clements Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Neruoscience
Dr. Yoanne Clovis Oregon Health and Science University Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurodevelopment
Elizabeth Cochran University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Susan Cooper University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Seth Crass Trailblazer Foods Food Scientist
Brandon Crockett University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Nicholas Day Portland State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
David Edwards Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology
Dr. Uchenna Emechebe Oregon Health and Science University Post doctoral Researcher, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Dylan Fast Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Bethany Foran Global Grid Project Professional Engineer
Dana Garves Oregon BrewLab Beer Chemist
Allison Gicking Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Physics
Adrienne Godschalx Portland State University PhD Candidate, Biology
Natalie Hambalek Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Integrative Biology
Emily Harris Portland State University Post Bachelor Student, Civil Engineering
Jessica Hebert Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Pathology
Dr. Annaliese Hettinger Oregon State University Postdoctoral Scholar, Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Chelsea Holman Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Eleonora Juarez Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Molecular and Medical Genetics
Elizabeth King Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Heather Kitada Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Statistics
Nicholas Larkey Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Mary Leonard Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Dr. Annie Lindgren Portland State University Research Scientist, Biology, Center for Life in Extreme Environments
Elena Mahrt Washington State University Vancouver PhD Candidate, Zoology
Dr. Daniel Malouli Oregon Health and Science University Staff Scientist, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute
Ryan Mansergh Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Dr. Ethan Minot Oregon State University Associate Professor, Physics
Dr. Afua Nyarko Oregon State University Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Cody James Pace EDEN - Rentokil A.C.E., LEED Green Associate, Associate Certified Entomologist and Regional Line of Business Manager
Deok-Hie Park Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Blair Paulik Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Marie Payment Oregon Health and Science University Research Assistant II, Clinical Trials Network and Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center
Dr. Philip Pepe Oregon State University Instructor, Integrative Biology
Dr. Cory Perkins Oregon State University Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry
James Pflug Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Integrative Biology
Zuriel Rasmussen Portland State University PhD Candidate, School of Environment; Department of Geography
Claire Riggs Portland State University PhD Candidate, Biology
Karen Roberts Portland State University Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Elizabeth Savory Oregon State University Postdoctoral Scholar, Botany and Plant Pathology
Meredith Sharps University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Stephen Solovitz Washington State University Vancouver Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Sean Speese Oregon Health and Science University Assistant Professor, Neurology, Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research
Claudia Tausz Oregon Health and Science University MS Candidate, Institute of Environmental Health
Brian Turner Portland State University PhD Candidate, Environmental Science & Management
Dr. Christopher Walsh Reed College Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies
Dr. Carl Wamser Portland State University Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Wei Wei Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Microbiology
Lindsay Wills Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Dr. Edward Zaron Portland State University Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Liangdong Zhu Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Alumni Fellows
Dr. Rachel Atchley Oregon Health and Science University Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology 2015
Bidisha Bhattacharya Oregon Health and Science University MS Candidate, Environmental Engineering
2014 to 2016
Shawn Decker Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Chemistry
2014 to 2016
Vitaliy Dereviankin Portland State University Chemistry
2013 to 2015
Dr. Jamie Eastman Oregon Health and Science University Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
2014 to 2015
Edward Elliot Oregon State University Chemistry
2014 to 2015
Kurtis Fairley University of Oregon Chemistry
2014 to 2015
Brantly Fulton University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
2014 to 2016
Dr. Benjamin Hanken Oregon State University Chemistry
2014 to 2015
Jeremy Hoffman Oregon State University PhD Candidate, Geology
2015 to 2016
Laura Holloway Portland State University Biology
2013 to 2014
Dr. Caroline Hostetler Oregon Health and Science University Senior Research Associate, Behavioral Neuroscience
2014 to 2016
B. Jeannie Hunnicutt Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Neuroscience
2014 to 2015
Milton Jackson University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
2014 to 2016
Keith James Portland State University Chemistry
2013 to 2015
Dr. David Marsh University of Oregon Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry
2015 to 2016
Jessica Martin Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2014 to 2015
Richard Oleksak Oregon State University Chemistry
2014 to 2015
Christina Piedrahita Portland State University Biology
2013 to 2014
Molly Radany Portland State University MS Candidate, Biology
2015 to 2016
Chase Reinhart Portland State University Chemistry
2013 to 2015
Rachel Smith University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
2014 to 2016
Qi Tong Portland State University Chemistry
2013 to 2015
Dr. Kari van Zee Oregon State University Biochemistry and Biophysics
2014 to 2015
Prem Vuppuluri Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer
2013 to 2015
Morgan Wirthlin Oregon Health and Science University PhD Candidate, Behavioral Neuroscience
2015 to 2016
Keenan Woods University of Oregon PhD Candidate, Chemistry
2014 to 2016
Eric Young Portland State University Chemistry
2013 to 2015