The purpose of this committee is to help faculty and administrators know what science communication is being shared with the general public and promote contacts and collaborations among faculty with shared interests in science communication.
Science Communication Committee
Andrew Dessler, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Geosciences
- Uses Twitter to provide science feeds on climate change and other science topics
- Writes op-eds, gives public talks
- Teaches climate-change course for non-science majors at TAMU.
Tatiana Erukhimova, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science
- Physics and Engineering Festival, An annual on-campus event, 5,000 people attend each year, program features distinguished speakers, demonstrations by students and faculty. Affiliated with national organization, “Science Festival Alliance”
- Physics Show: a 90-minute program of demonstrations given at various off-campus sites several times a year.
- Science communication training of physics undergraduates and graduate students who work as teams to prepare demonstration experiments for use at the Festival and physics shows.
- Professional-development program for physics teachers: a two-week summer program. Some materials also incorporated into physics teaching program at Texas A&M.
Barbara Gastel, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Coordinates MS program in science and technology journalism
- Teaches graduate courses in science writing and science editing
- Designed and oversees teaching of the main writing-intensive courses for biomedical sciences majors
- Author of books on popular science communication and scientific writing
Larry Johnson, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Director of the PEER program of support of science in public schools (http://peer.tamu.edu)
Bill Klemm, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Curriculum writer for free on-line Life-Science course for middle school (peer.tamu.edu)
- Lay-audience books on learning and memory, mental biology
- Learning and memory blog site
- Teaches neuroscience courses for non-majors (one is basic introduction, on-line)
John Nielsen-Gammon, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Geosciences
- Texas State Climatologist
Joe Pasciak, Department of Mathematics, College of Science
Penny Riggs, Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Science exhibits for Bush Library
- Advisor for student group, “Aggies for Science and Engineering Policy”
Dave Toback, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science
- Teaches physics course of non-science majors at TAMU
- Sponsors summer research projects for high-school students
If you have science communication information you would like added to this page, please contact the Science Communication Committee Chair Dr. William Klemm.