A Fly on the Wall: Bridging the Gap Between Penn State Research Laboratories and the Student Community

by Philip Navin Zachariah

The gap between scientific researchers and the public looms large at Penn State. The lack of communication through student media outlets accounts for this. This project aimed to bring more science to the public eye by publishing articles about research laboratories on the student outlet, Onward State. By analyzing past science coverage and conducting focus groups to understand student perspectives on the issue, it also strategized effective science communication at Penn State for the future.

Major: 
Biology
Exhibition Category: 
Health and Life Sciences
Exhibition Format: 
Poster Presentation
Campus: 
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Santhosh Girirajan
Location: 
Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center
Poster Number: 
361