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Executive Summary: Support Systems for Scientists' Communication and Engagement Workshop III: Academic Institutions - Landscape Overview of University Systems and People Supporting Scientists in their Public Engagement Efforts

April 1, 2018 | Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Informal/Formal Connections

Scientists (and engineers) wishing to conduct public engagement do so in the context of established disciplinary norms and complex institutional systems that may support or limit their success. This report seeks to convey the known complexity, unique challenges, and opportunities for universities to better support for scientists in their public engagement work. The report is intended to drive discussion towards deeper exploration and development of actionable next steps.

This is the executive summary of report from Workshop III: Academic Institutions, part of the Support Systems for Scientists' Communication and Engagement workshop series, held March 27-28, 2018 at UC San Diego.


  • julie square
    Oregon State University
  • Roberta Nilson
    Oregon State University
  • Citation


    Private Foundation
    Resource Type: Reference Materials
    Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
    Audience: Undergraduate/Graduate Students | Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | General Public | Scientists | Learning Researchers
    Environment Type: Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Conferences | Informal/Formal Connections | Higher Education Programs

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