The Office of Education and Outreach (E&O) is a collaborative research partner within the College of Marine Science. Our services include the following as benefits to our college scientist community.
The E&O office collaborates with research faculty to enhance proposals by providing the Broader Impact and Education components of competitive grants. The process generally involves research faculty meeting with E&O staff to discuss the research foci, timeline, and objectives.
E&O staff review the research concepts and provide a summary outline of E&O components and activities that align best with the research foci and timeline of the project. Most often projects align well with our existing E&O infrastructure of programs so the process is seamless to integrate research and educational goals of the proposals.
The E&O staff offers opportunities to scientists and graduate students who are interested in learning and/or improving their teaching and communication skills. E&O staff can help you tell your science story in an effective, accurate and engaging way that positively reaches multiple audiences.
The graduate courses offered by the E&O staff help graduate students advance their professional skills in teaching & communicating science. Other topics include grant writing, course preparation, and contributing to ocean literacy. Courses offered include: Scientists in the Classroom, Experiential Learning in Marine Science, Teaching Marine Science I and II.
The E&O staff can also work with scientists to develop professional materials that describe and promote their research’s relevance and societal value within the broader community. The E&O will help plan, design, and promote these materials for distribution at schools, professional meetings, exhibits and community events.
Involvement in CMS-E&O Educational Programs
The E&O invites and encourages all faculty, research scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, and our local community of scientists to participate in and support our programs. Join us as science mentor for the OCG, as a science judge or moderator for the Spoonbill Ocean Sciences Bowl, or design and lead a lab or demonstration activity for any of our programs.
Participating in the college’s E&O programs is a meaningful and fun way to share your science with the larger community and engage with science peers to advance ocean literacy and career interests.
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