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The American Chemical Society (ACS), the SENCER Centers of Innovation Southwest and South, and Bellhaven University welcome you to Jackson, Mississippi and to our symposium with a theme of STEM Education in Mississippi: Issues and Innovations. Throughout a full-day of activities, we will focus on use of innovative and proven pedagogy to reduce barriers to learning, student success, and retention. Presenters include educators and administrators from throughout the country. 

We look forward to seeing you at Belhaven’s Kim Center -- Friday, September 29, 2017! Remember to REGISTER so we know how many meals to prepare!

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Friday, September 29 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Poster Show at the Mall

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One of the challenges scientists face today is sharing their science with the general public. The main difficulty is a communication barrier. Scientists need to be able to talk about their research and findings in terms that the general public can understand. It is important for public stakeholders to have high regard for science and scientists and appreciate the ongoing research. When the public embraces what happens in the research labs, they will support federally funded research.

At Texas Woman's University (TWU), we held an event Pioneer Research at the Mall in Denton to communicate what we do at TWU with the larger community. Through this event, we were able to show people what kind of work and research we do as a way of not only making them aware of our work but to also igniting broader interest in attending TWU. We aimed to improve dialogue between young scientists and the public by having students prepare a more general and non-technical version of their research poster and present it to the Denton community. One result of this event was to show the citizens of our community that they are sup-porting many great students mostly, women and underrepre-sented minorities, in their research. The students in turn learn to engage the public as responsible citizens and eventually making the world a better place. In this presentation, we will discuss details of this event, outcomes and response to the surveyed questions.

Speakers
avatar for Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan

Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan

Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University
Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of Tehran. She came to the U.S. as a graduate student and earned her Master’s degree in computational Physics at the Bowling Green State University. In 2008, she finished her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tennessee (UT), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada. Then she returned to Tennessee and was a postdoctoral research associate at UT. Kohan accepted her first tenure-track faculty position at Texas... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Kim Center 100