Who: Graduate students in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology & physics
Where: Chicago, IL
When: Monday June 16- Friday June 27, 2014

School Overview
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago will host a Summer School on Education and Outreach from June 16 to June 27, 2014.

This two-week summer school will immerse early career researchers in education and outreach (E&O) and allow them to gain experience and exposure to best practices by working with other scientists, E&O professionals, and museum staff on real projects. The core of the summer school will be a one-week practicum where students will be embedded in an existing E&O program and work with their mentors to develop K-12 lab activities, museum programming, visualizations, or a citizen science activity. The school will also provide a concise introduction to E&O basics through lectures and panel discussions on key topics (e.g., National Science Foundation, NSF, broader impacts), case studies of exemplary programs (e.g., the Brain Scoop), and field trips to Chicago area institutions including the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), the Digital Media Lab/YOUmedia and the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. Because communication is central to effective E&O (and science), the school will kick-off with a special one-day science communication workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The school will culminate with presentations by the participants on the results of their practicum experiences to their peers and a panel of E&O experts and faculty from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Alissa Bans
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Emily Graslie
Field Museum/Brain Scoop
Evonne Kaplan-Liss
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Randall H. Landsberg (Director)
KICP/University of Chicago
Valeri Lantz-Gefroh
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Aaron Price
Museum of Science & Industry
Mark SubbaRao (Director)
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Laura E. Trouille
Northwestern University Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) / Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Laura Whyte (Director)
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum / Zooniverse