'Making Research Matter: Sharing Insights on Public Engagement'

Event Details

February 2, 2018
11:30 am

Campus Center

Room: Hadley Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Sarah Miller

Academics often desire to lend their research and scientific expertise to pressing social issues and public debates. Although we have a great deal to offer in these domains, most of us have had little training or experience in how to communicate science and partner effectively with non-academic audiences.

Join us in celebration of the recently released book, Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement (Linda Tropp, editor), for a panel and discussion on how to engage effectively with diverse public audiences. Including book contributors from on-and off-campus and UMass faculty from the Public Engagement Project, this panel will highlight the many ways academics can become engaged scholars and share insights about effective strategies for engaging diverse audiences across a range of social issues, public domains, and institutional contexts.

Featured speakers include: Meg Bond, professor, department of psychology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Ezra Markowitz, assistant professor, department of environmental conservation; Amy Schalet, associate professor, department of sociology; Linda Tropp, professor, department of psychological and brain sciences, and moderator M.V. Lee Badgett, professor, department of economics.

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the Public Engagement Project


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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