Program for the 2017 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Discover Colorado
Presenters:
Beth Oehlerts,Greg Vogl,Yongli Zhou
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308-10 LSC
Description:
Colorado has a new online encyclopedia! Launched in May 2016, the Colorado Encyclopedia is an accessible, comprehensive online resource providing information on all things Colorado. It includes articles on the state’s past and present, vetted by top Colorado scholars, plus resources for students and teachers from kindergarten through college. We will give attendees a tour of the encyclopedia, highlighting its various sections plus people, places and events that give users an in-depth understanding of the state of Colorado and its development. The Colorado Encyclopedia welcomes articles on pre-approved topics, and we discuss the ways you can contribute content.
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform people about the new online encyclopedia. Faculty, staff, and students.
Session Resources:

Wednesday, January 11th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
FAQs about Animal Research
Presenters:
Denise Ostmeyer,Lon Kendall
Category:
Outreach
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Did you know that CSU works with over 100,000 animals each year for research and teaching? What kind of animals, where do they live, and what is being done with them? We will address answers to these questions as well as many common questions about animal research in general, such as how is animal research regulated? And - what is a transgenic animal?
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone who is curious about the animals that we work with at CSU, or interested in learning more about animal research in general.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Researchers: Join The Conversation
Presenters:
Katherine Jeracki,Pam Jackson
Category:
Outreach
Date:
2017
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Want to get your work in front of an audience well beyond the typical journal readers -- and have an impact on public discourse in the process? CSU has entered into an exciting partnership with The Conversation (theconversation.com) to bring the research of our experts to general interest publications around the world. The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent source for informed commentary and analysis, written by academics and edited by a team of professional journalists to ensure that their knowledge is conveyed in easily accessible language. At this session, you will learn how to become part of The Conversation -- and how CSU can help you get started presenting your ideas to the widest possible audience.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, researchers, Ph.D. candidates and post-docs can all learn how they can take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to improve how they communicate their science while reaching millions of readers in respected publications on four continents.