As part of the department's commitment to help our students attain a proficiency in teaching science at the University level each graduate student will be required to produce an online outreach product (website, multimedia presentation, software, educational game) that explains their PhD thesis work to a general audience. Alyssa Goodman heads a standing committee designed to advise students in choosing venues and/or appropriate media to produce such products. Lecturer and Educational Specialist, Phil Sadler, can offer suggestions and advice on jumpstarting this project, which a student should design alongside their dissertation in order to complete both on time.
Many graduate students also work on science outreach in other formats. These sample projects and activities may not all meet the formal requirements for the PhD Outreach project. However, they do increase the accessibility of a students' research and help to communicate science.