The JMC Center for Science Communication brings together experts, professionals, and students in pursuit of research-driven strategies for understanding the communication of science and science-related topics.
We define science broadly to not only include basic science, but also interwoven topics and issues related to: agriculture, environment and natural resources, energy, food, human health (including “one health” issues), nutrition, risk, technology, veterinary medicine and animal health.
We are a hub for interdisciplinary, stakeholder-engaged scholarship in science communication.
Our goal is to foster better communication outcomes in pursuit of socially sustainable agricultural, environmental, and health systems.
Through research, teaching, mentoring, training, and outreach, we help stakeholders communicate effectively about science and provide expert solutions to science communication problems.
Many students are involved in projects tied to the Center. Projects provide undergraduate students with internships, part-time work, portfolio pieces, and class projects in science communication.
Graduate students work in research assistantships or hourly research appointments to gain both science communication work experience and research experience. Often, students find opportunities to tie their honors thesis, master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation to one of the projects.