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Science Communication Fellowship

Pacific Science Center’s Science Communication Fellowship provides training and ongoing opportunities for local scientists, engineers, researchers and other science-based professionals to engage with the public at Pacific Science Center about their work.

Becoming a Fellow
Scientists participate in Pacific Science Center’s Science Communication Course during the term of cohort admission (please see the application for dates). This 6-8 week course focuses on building the skills to effectively engage public audiences in conversation and dialog. Scientists refine key messages related to their areas of expertise and practice simple techniques for talking science with non-scientists.

Each Fellow develops a hands-on educational activity directly related to their area of work. Ample concept development and materials selection support is provided by Pacific Science Center staff. Activities can be used for Pacific Science Center programs as well as classroom visits, fairs and festivals and other outreach venues.

Fellows participate in a minimum of three Pacific Science Center public programs per year. Opportunities include Meet a Scientist, special event Research Weekends, summer camp guest presenter, Science in the City Lecture speaker, etc. Learn More

The Science Communication Fellowship is part of Pacific Science Center’s Portal to the Public program.

“It was awesome to talk with someone who is so knowledgeable and can talk at my level…every question I asked she had an answer!” Pacific Science Center visitor after meeting a Science Communication Fellow

“I feel like I finally learned how to make my science topic approachable to the average person.” Scientist after Science Communication Fellowship Training

For more information or to be added to the Science Communication Fellowship interest list, contact the Portal to the Public team at PAdmin@pacsci.org.

Currently Active Science Communication Fellows

Volunteering since…

2007

Peter Murphy

2009

Erika Harnett
Guillaume Mauger
Karin Bumbaco

2010

John Jansen

2011

Carl Wigren
Ivonne Oritz
Rachel Spietz
Troy Buckley

2012

Angela Katsuyama
Eric Kunze
Jill Johnsen
Regina Carns
Siva Kasinathan
Susan Fung

2013
Brandon Sack
Donna Shows

2014
Agata Budzillo
Alexandra Kazaks
Amanda Woodward Davis
Jenna Sullivan
Laura Taylor
Matt Tilley
Pete Amos

2015
Andrea Lim
Anna Simpson
Atom Lesiak
Brian Connelly
Brittany Weldon
Brittany Whitley
Cecilia Noecker
Debbe Higginbotham
Heather Herd Gustafson
Jason Webster
Jennifer Fox
Jennifer Gustafson
Jennifer Whitesell
James Wu
Justine Levan
Kaitlyn Casimo
Katie Baker
Kristin Anderson
Laura Gaydos
Lauren Saunders
Leah VandenBosch
Lisa Voelker
Marilyn Roberts
Mary Young
Matt Brodsky
Mitchell Lee
Molly Gasperini
Molly Ohainle
Samuel Entwisle
Sarah Pickett
Stephanie Bucks
Steven Sholes
Vega Shah
Zina Rutnam

2016
Amy Brodbeck
Braulio Peguero
Brett Morris
Christopher Monson
Emily Hemann
Emily Wing
Jamie Goodson
Jenny Lohmiller
Katie Fellows
Katrin Hollinger
Kristen Mittelsteadt
Laura Green
Max Showalter
Michelle Tigchelaar
Nile Wilson
Raabya Rossenkhan
Rachel Shaffer
Rebekah Petroff
Terry Stevens-Ayers
Thanh Nguyen
Tyler Nicholas

2017
Adrian Down
Beth Mundy
Chase Dowling
Christina Yacoob
Cimarron Wortham
Delwin Elder
Elisa Bonnin
Erik Goosmann
Gabe Murphy
Gaby Tosado
Jonathan Cheng
Josh Krissansen-Totton
Kristin Hultgren
Lauren Kang
Lindsey Kishline
Marshall Styczinski
Martin Mathay
Michelle Chow
Nancy Hom
Naomi Goldenson
Nika Hajari
Rae Eaton
Ron Hause
Sarah Myhre
Una Natterman

Science Communication Fellowship Alumni

Katie Adamson
Ethan Ahler
Matthew Alkire
Ethan Allen
Salwa Al-Noori
Elena Amador
Christina Arens
Orr Ashenberg
Lara Backman
Pamela Baker
Leah Bakst
Josh Bandfield
Shoshanna Barnett
Karlyn Beer
Kristin Beima-Sofie
Anna Boardman
Jeff Bowman
Jacquelyn Braggin
Greg Brennan
Aaron Brooks
Esra Camci
Karen Cameron
Michael Canino
Leslie Carranza
Michele Cash
Anna Cavender
Greg Cherryholmes
Corey Clemons
Jason Conner
Laura Cooney
Hannah Cox
Stuart Davidson
Liting Deng
Brad Dickerson
Kyla Drushka
Colleen Durkin
Marcela Ewert
Tyanne Faulkes
Wambura Fobbs
Alison Fohner
Heather Fowler
Gina Fridley
Allison Fundis
Jabier Gallego
Sheila Ganti

Philia Gau
Terri Gilbert
Rachel Gittelman
Adam Gordon
Betsy Gray
Sharon Greenblum
Anna Greenwood
Eliezer Gurarie
Kristen Haberthur
Meghan Halabisky
Ruth Hall Sedlak
Drew Hamilton
David Hamm
Mark Hanke
Michael Hay
Michelle Hays
D. Michael Heinekey
Jennifer Hempelmann
Daniel Ramirez Hernandez
Paul Hezel
Eric Hilton
Kimberly Hofmeyer
Francesca Holme
Carly Holstein
Rachel Horak
Kathleen Huybers
Aiva Ievins
Stefanie Iverson Cabral
Kyle Jacoby
Cyan James
ChuanLi Jiang
Celeste Johanson
Carrie Johnson
Jillian Johnson
Karen Junge
Bob Kao
Craig Kastelle
Ariah Kidder
Michael Kimbro
Peter Kirchgessner
Dan Kluskiewicz
Kristina Knesting
Seth Koenig
Kristian Kofoed

Emily Krogstad
Nadia Kulshina
Lisa Ann Lai
Kristin Laidre
Piero Lamelza
Kevin Larson
Rob Lawrence
Allison Lee
Jin Lee
Amanda Leonti
Mira Leslie
Vivian Leung
Becky Lewis
Bonnie Light
Soyeon Lippman
Camille Lique
Danielle Lozier
Bradley MacLeod
Ross Maddox
Sarah Malmquist
Torge Martin
Laura Martinez
Julie Mason
Andrew Mathewson
Denise McKelvey
James Meabon
Indira Medina
Traci Mikasa
Alexander Miller
Jerry Milstein
Rachel Mitchell
Twila Moon
Valerie Morris
Shannon Newman
Anja Ollodart
Homira Osman
Sergey Ovchinnikov
Christina Owen
Biswajit Paul
Thomas Paulson
Cecilia Peralta Ferriz
Eve Perara
Chris Plaisier
Simina Popa
Dina Popovkina
Giora Proskurowski
Sara Reardon
Ignatius Rigor
Frances Rivera-Hernandez

David Roach
Tyler Robinson
Elizabeth Rosino
Josh Russell
Luis Saraiva
Laura Schlenke
Cody Schlenker
Axel Schweiger
Elizabeth Seilie
Alyssa Sheih
Avery Shinneman
Zac Simon
Sonia Singhal
Larissa Singletary
Tracey Smart
Benjamin Smith
Megan Smith
Corey Snelson
Eugenie Song
Megan Stachura
Bethany Stackhouse
Tammy Stawicki
Christopher Stevens
Thomas Stoklasek
Lauren Summers
Vasudha Sundaravaradan
Earl Sylvain
Rory Telemeco
Yeung Tutterrow
Jake VanderPlas
Carmella Vizza
Jens von der Linden
Cristina Walcher-Chevillet
Sarah Waldherr
Dilys Walker
Elly Walsh
Brian M.  Wasko
Nic Wayand
Chris Weber
Nicholas Weber
Melinda Webster
Mark Wensnahan
Jennifer Whiddon
Katherine Williams
Elisabeth Wurtmann
Xiaolan Xu
Yunqi Yan
Naomi Yode
Joseph Zhou

 

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