A team of Wabash College researchers has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant of more than $200,000. The money will fund a two-year study on ways to improve communication between science majors and the general public.
Professors Laura Wysocki and Sara Drury say the effort also aims to promote to non-science majors the importance of research in decision making.
The study will involve training faculty in science communication and adding a series of written and oral activities to the chemistry curriculum. The school says that will be done through summer workshops for chemistry faculty. It will also include extracurricular opportunities giving students the opportunity to discuss the impact of science in the community.