Roxanne Truhn is the school programs coordinator and assistant festival coordinator of the MSU Science Festival. As school programs and festival coordinator Ms. Truhn interfaces with school leadership for both school programming and marketing of the festival. She also develops school and public programs and communicates with faculty, staff, and community partners to facilitate programming and scheduling. Another facet of her responsibility is the testing, data entry and analysis, and maintenance of the festival website.
Truhn earned her BS in medical technology from Michigan State University and is a certified MT (ASCP). She has also pursued graduate coursework in business administration. She has over 30 years’ experience in science education through her work as a medical technologist, microbiology equipment sales manager and representative, environmental educator, and science festival coordinator.
In her spare time Truhn instructs the Basic Reading Tutor Training Workshop for the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, Lansing, MI, is the vice president of the Harris Nature Center Foundation, Okemos, MI, and is a docent for the MSU 4H Children’s Garden programs.
Her professional interests include promoting science literacy through informal science learning and connecting the public to nature.