“Welcome to the virtual summer research experience” from Dr. Joey Barnett

Welcome to our PAECER and SURE summer programs in cardiovascular research. We have a great summer planned for you!

Our goal is to help you build solid scientific communication and critical analytical skills while exposing you to current issues in cardiovascular health equity and advocacy. Our programs provide you with unique networking opportunities that support the development of near-peer mentoring and career exploration.

By the end of the program, you will have built, produced, and presented a digital resource that will allow others to explore an area of cardiovascular interest of your choosing. Together, we will support a culture of discovery and engagement that will shape tomorrow’s leaders in cardiovascular research, care, and advocacy.

To see that we have in store for you next week see the Week One Schedule here!

Also be sure to visit the google calendar for a snapshot of this summers events via the Google Calendar (programming may – and most likely will – change)

Program objectivesActivity
Students will develop critical thinking and synthesizing skills to consolidate primary academic literature resources Students will develop two media projects that tackle CV related topics
Students will define and design “good” science communication practices for verbal, written, and visual communication as well as to balance these communication modes based on the medium.   Students will take a two-week course on Science Communication
Write for both a scientific audience (a scientific abstract) and a general audience (blog posts).Writing scientific abstracts and blog posts
Producing asynchronous digital material (10 minute video on a cardiovascular disease topic)Learn production process
Synchronous online presentation (virtual meetings),Students will present information to the group and to partner institutions
Designing a poster (virtual poster session)Students will compile a final poster based on their summer experience
Students engage in networking, career development, and near-peer mentoring using Slack and other virtual platforms to facilitate their personal career developmentStudents will be immersed in a virtual resources network to support their unique career interests.
Develop SMART goals and a framework for asking science questions and fostering a career in science.Students will complete a customized version of the iBiology PYSJ course
Students will know the components to designing an experiments in biological research. Students will complete a customized version of the iBiology Let’s Experiment course.

Published by Kendra Oliver

I am an experienced scientist passionate about science communication, multi-disciplinary projects, and online learning and engagement approaches. It is critical that we find new strategies to communicate scientific finding and engage the public. Using online learning and visualization methods, I am exploring visual science communication to support online education and science marketing approaches. Although classically trained as a research scientist in pharmacology, I consider myself a science communication designer with skills ranging from project management, pedagogical approaches to online learning, video production, instructional design, and web design. With a foundation as a cross-disciplinary team member, I am interested in developing and utilizing these skills to produce science marketing, communication, and engagement strategies, particularly those at the intersection of art and science.

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