• March, 3rd, 2018 •
(DEADLINE EXTENDED February 27, 11:59 P.M.)
The People’s Science is coming to Portland!
The Campus Tour will provide scientists with formal training in effectively communicating their work to the public. The afternoon will include a workshop on science communication as well as an opportunity to practice writing for a lay audience, followed by an optional informal networking mixer. Spots are limited for the workshop and write-a-thon and are available on a first come, first-served basis. All are welcome to the informal networking mixer.
Graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and faculty are encouraged to apply!
Let's spread the science!
PRESS & MEDIA
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Lucky Labrador (Hawthorne)
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Food will be provided during the workshop.
This is a free event!
However, all attendees are required to register by 02/20/2018.
Please consider helping us improve our programs and further the field by completing our optional pre-event surveys during registration.
PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Thank you to our local sponsors and partners who help make this event possible!
Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner? Contact our local lead organizer(s) for more information.
Our local team includes a wide range of students and professionals from across fields.
Interested in joining the team or attending the Ambassador & Coach training?
André Walcott is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. His research in Dr. Andrey Ryabinin's lab focuses on how alcohol effects social relationships in prairie voles. André received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine (Go U Bears!). He is passionate about the education of underrepresented minorities in the sciences and is involved with NW Noggin to promote neuroscience education to the Portland metro area.
Sydney Weber Boutros
Sydney Weber Boutros is a PhD student in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University. She works with Dr. Jacob Raber and Dr. Vivek Unni to explore the mechanisms of learning and memory. Her work also incorporates investigating how alpha synuclein – the protein that characterizes Parkinson’s disease – might influence learning and memory. Sydney is always happy to talk about science, and actively participates in science communication and outreach efforts such as the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship Program, and the Women in Science PDX Outreach Committee.
Amy Williams is a Behavioral Neuroscience PhD candidate at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). She works in the lab of Dr. Matt Lattal studying learning and memory. Her project focuses on the neural mechanisms and regions involved in later learning, specifically how post-extinction fear memory remains persistent and how this relates to the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has been an advocate for increasing science communication at her institution by organizing OHSU's annual Research Week and the 'Catalyze Your Career' workshop and thus is looking forward to working with The People's Science to further science communication with the Portland community at large.
Community and Promotion
Ashley Scherman is a PhD trained nurse with positions at Oregon Health & Science University and the National University of Natural Medicine. Ashley works to prevent adult diseases by limiting unhealthy exposures during early childhood and even during pregnancy. She works with families who face high social and financial adversity and her focus is how maternal psychological stress and tobacco smoking affect the development of a child before they’re born. A major component of Ashley’s research is education, and she sees every day that knowledge is a privilege. Ashley is excited to be a part of The People’s Science goal to bridge the gap between science and the public.
Community and Promotion
Decatur Foster is currently pursuing a masters degree in molecular biology at Portland State University. She is additionally obtaining a graduate certificate through PSU’s School of Gender, Race, and Nations. Decatur is passionate about making the physical sciences accessible to a diverse population by building bridges between different methods of research and education. This passion drives her to concurrently investigate the effects of long term estrogen exposure, as well as ways to critically analyze the interconnected issues of pedagogy, power, intersectionality and social justice. She is active in the science communication community, working within the Women in STEM group at PSU and with the greater Portland area’s Women in Science organization.
Community and Promotion
Anna is in the Oregon State University Pharmaceutical Sciences doctoral program, specializing in the targeted applications of nanotherapeutics in gene delivery. She has also pursued an interest in science communication both in professional and with lay populations. She typically engages with written communication and education by volunteering in science programs for organizations such as the Girls Scouts of the USA and Society for Women Engineers. While at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, Anna participated in a BioArt Exhibition highlighting BioMedical applications for central nervous system (CNS) injuries.
Cristina is a third year Spanish Postdoc in the Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology Department at OHSU. She is working in Sud Anand Lab trying to understand how microRNAs can modulate cross-talk communication between the tumor and the vasculature. Cristina’s goal is to understand how modulation of a DNA repair node in endothelial cells affect different vascular pathologic niches. Cristina is one of the postdoc officers in the OHSU Postdoc Association and she is also involve in the OHSU International Employee Resource Group as volunteer coordinator, welcoming to new international to OHSU community. When she is not doing science or drinking coffee, she collaborates in a scientific communication project with a Spanish Scientific Association (ECUSA) to give visibility to early career scientist here in US.