Creating and Developing Services for a Science Communication and Engagement Center
Creating a Proposal for the Latham Science Communication and Engagement Center
The goal is to complete a proposal directed towards the Board of Regents for developing a science communication and engagement center at the University of Iowa. This entails performing a thorough needs analysis through discussing the identity, functions, and structure of such a center with all the major groups on campus.
Developing Services and Resources to Pilot Aspects of a Science Communication and Engagement Center
The goal is to create a page of growing services for researchers (faculty, staff, and students) on campus, and advertise and pilot all services developed. The most notable service is the Latham Technical-to-General Translation Writing Service (URL: http://latham.uiowa.edu/services/technical-general-writing-translation-service) which seeks to convert technical writings (manuscripts, grants, invention disclosures, patent applications) to writings in the language of a general audience (mainly press-releases), as well as pictorial and multimedia representations to supplement the writings. A project proposal submission service (URL: http://latham.uiowa.edu/services/services/broader-impact-project-proposals) has also been developed to collect broader impact project ideas (related to grants) that future latham fellows and outreach groups on campus could implement.