Choi participates in Science Communication Fellows program

May 08 2014

Julia Choi, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, recently participated in the Science Communication Fellows program at The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. The program, funded by a National Sciences Foundation grant, brings together scientists and the public for face-to-face interactions to help non-scientists gain a greater appreciation and understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.

The fellowship includes 10 hours of professional development workshops at the museums where fellows learn strategies for public outreach, as well as opportunities where participants share their work with the public.

Choi’s hands-on activity used motion capture to explain how the human brain adapts movements. She joined nine scientists in the program from colleges and universities across the state, including Brandeis University & Harvard University, as well as colleagues from UMass Amherst and UMass Boston.