The Center for Public Engagement with Science (PEWS) is an interdisciplinary effort whose mission is to enrich and expand the interface between science and public to benefit all stakeholders. PEWS trainings, programming, communications, and research bridge students, faculty and staff at UC to community partners and the public.
Founded in 2017, PEWS is one of only a few academic centers nationwide working to improve public engagement with science and to study the outcomes and best practices of public engagement. PEWS takes an innovative approach to public engagement that emphasizes lived experiences and connecting with marginalized communities. PEWS uses a truly collaborative approach beyond academic researchers, but also with community partners including experts at museums and zoos, classroom teachers and more.
PEWS aims to establish itself as a centralized resource for students and faculty at UC and around the world, who want to communicate their research and ideas more effectively to the public. Its unique community-partnership model enables opportunities for students’ service learning and engagement beyond the classroom.
With your generous gift, we can expand student opportunities and develop more public-facing events with our community partners. With increased interest in public engagement from students at UC emerging, it is important for PEWS to continue to support student training and internships, research opportunities and public outreach initiatives.
Consider giving a gift of $20.17 for the year PEWS was first established on campus. We look forward to continuing to expand in the years to come!
Or, with a gift of $250, you will cover the cost of a student’s participation in PEWS’ Sharing Science course on public engagement with science course held at the Cincinnati’s Museum Center.
UC and UC Health employees can give via payroll deduction today!