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This photo shows a woman in a denim skirt and gray sweater playing a clarinet in front of a crowd of 50 or so people seated at tables in a rustic indoor-outdor setting.
Climate journalist Sara Peach plays a unique clarinet piece composed to reflect annual global temperature rise due to climate change. Photo courtesy of Tatsu Takeuchi.

Collaboration Incubator Set for May 17; Summer Programs to Follow

The Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech creates and supports opportunities for scientists, scholars, health professionals, and others to develop their abilities to communicate and connect. On May 17, Center for Communicating Science faculty will facilitate a day-long set of experiences for 26 artists and researchers. The Collaboration Incubator, funded by Virginia Tech's Center for Coastal Studies and the Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition destination area, will bring together researchers and artists for collaboration skills-building exercises, opportunities to learn about one another's work, and time and space to incubate ideas.

Following the Collaboration Incubator, eight transdisciplinary SciArt projects focused on issues of climate change and other urgent social and environmental issues will be funded.

On Exhibit: You can join us virtually and "in real life" to see an exhibit of our "Girls Launch! goes digital" project, ten children's science videos created by ten women graduate students. Supported by a grant from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, the Girls Launch! video project is on display in the upstairs hallway exhibit space at the Moss Arts Center through May 15 and available online in a virtual sculpture garden. You can check it out here, and if you'd like to share the full videos with the favorite children in your life, they're available at the Center for Communicating Science YouTube channel. For more about this science outreach project, see previous descriptions in our center newsletter.

Summer Plans:  Coming up next: an online workshop for the Institute of Food Technologists, May 14; a Collaboration Incubator, May 17; workshops for the 12th Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, June 7-11; and planning for the German Fulbright Student Summer Institute, to be held virtually July 23-August 14.

 

 

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Center for Communicating Science
230 Grove Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(Campus mail code: 0555)

Director Patty Raun
praun@vt.edu

Associate Director Carrie Kroehler
cjkroehl@vt.edu