“Portal to the Public.” Is a new NSF-supported program to help researchers and STEM professionals share science with the public to promote appreciation and understanding of current science research. Portal to the Public focuses on enhancing face-to-face interactions between you and a few people rather than emphasizing mass communications.
You can find out more about Portal to the Public on theirwebsite.
Early in September 2014 UW-Madison became a member of the Portal to the Public network. The UW Portal team includes Tom Zinnen, Biotech Center; Megan Madsen, WIPAC; Sara Kobilka, Institute for Chemical Education; Kevin Niemi, WISCIENCE; Travis Tangen, WARF; and Dolly Ledin, WISCIENCE.
|(Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)|
|(Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)|
Portal to the Public at UW-Madison will be implemented through Science Alliance and will be called the Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows Program. Researchers and STEM professionals of any age and at any career stage will be encouraged to participate.
Fellows training will build on their prior experience and extend their talents. By providing structured, short-term training and long-term connections, the Wisconsin Idea STEM fellows program uniquely expands the array of training already available on campus, such as the CIRTL course for graduate students and post-docs, the WISCIENCE course for undergraduates, and volunteer training sessions provided, for example, by the Arboretum and Town Center.