Public space in research facilities: Drawing in the community to engage, excite, and educate

Associate Principal

The benefits of "science on display" are evident in engaging campus populations, but new methods to engage a larger, constantly refreshed public population provide even greater outreach and engagement potential. Session leaders will examine the effects of co-locating two dynamic programs -- research labs and science-based museums -- to facilitate connections between university researchers and the public while also encouraging collegial interaction among science departments. They demonstrate what a “neighborhood” approach can deliver in terms of accommodating a variety of research needs and illustrate solutions for engaging the public while creating efficient, flexible, and secure spaces for graduate level science. 

Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00