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Portal to the Public

Portal to the Public provides professional career development opportunities designed by a national network of museums to bring scientists and the public together in face-to-face interactive programs. As a partner organization, Science Central provides local STEM practitioners with the opportunity to become part of this exciting, growing network of science professionals who have participated in this program since it first launched in 2007 with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

(takes place on location at Science Central)

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  • Are you a researcher, engineer, or medical professional looking to do broader impacts and outreach? Become a STEM Communication Fellow!
  • Join a team of STEM professionals at Science Central who are dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math.

 webedit 2016 Cassie and GroupWhat are the Benefits?

  • Enhance your professional communication skills in a dynamic and engaging workshop setting.
  • Develop a hands-on educational activity which you can use in multiple educational settings at and beyond Science Central.
  • Opportunities to network with local STEM professionals committed to public engagement and education professionals.
  • Receive STEM Communication Fellowship certification

Participate in Portal to the Public Professional Development

  • 4 part workshop series
  • 1 (one) Meeting, one-on-one, with Science Central staff

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  • A portion of workshop time will be focused on materials and activity development
  • The majority of development will occur outside of the workshops
  • Showcase your hands-on activity during our annual Science Fair Recognition Day

calendar tempDates for Fall 2017 Portal to the Public workshop series:

  • September 16 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

  • September 30 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

  • October 28 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm

  • November 18 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

How to Become a STEM Communication Fellow?

 webedit details DSC 0009What are the time requirements?

  • 18 hours direct professional development with Science Central Staff
  • 10 hours reflection and project development

What does it cost?

  • $250 per partiipant

 How do I learn more?

  • Click here to visit the program website for additional information on the network.
  • Click here to see what others have to say about the program.