The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC)

September 15th, 2011 - August 31st, 2016 | PROJECT

At the CSMC, we have three main goals for our Outreach and Education activities, and we do our best to accomplish all three goals with all of our programs and activities. These goals include increasing young peoples' interest in STEM, increasing adults' appreciation of the importance of publicly funded research, and professional development for our students, post docs and PIs. With that in mind, we have created a suite of education and outreach programs that highlight professional development for the people doing the outreach while also accomplishing our outreach goals. Our programs include hosting local and regional Science Pub events, participating in Meet-a-Scientist style outreach events at schools and science and technology centers, and something called the Oregon Outreach Days tours. These tours combine a Science Pub event for the public in the evening with meetings with business, political and educational leaders during the day.

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Team Members

Andy Bedingfield, Project Manager, Oregon State University
Douglas Keszler, Principal Investigator, Oregon State University


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 1102637
Funding Amount: 20149409


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Scientists | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Chemistry | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs