Food@ MSU Science Communication Resources

This website contains a variety of fundamental literature and digital toolkits that all aim to boost science communication.

BEACON Center Broader Impacts Resources

In addition to providing general information on Broader Impacts and science communication, this website has a list of outreach opportunities for each of its university partners including Michigan State University.  

Michigan Applied Public Policy Research

Each year Michigan State University gives grants under the Michigan Applied Public Policy Research award. This website showcases the current and past recipients and their research. 

MSU Libraries Science Communication Guide

This website is a comprehensive guide to science communication, and it contains materials about broader impacts, public outreach, and on-campus resources. 

MSU SciComm

MSU SciComm is a student-run organization that focuses primarily on promoting awareness of science communication across campus, especially regarding science and art.  

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Specifically centered around environmental journalism, this journal contains many useful articles, tips, and examples for scientists looking to communicate their research more effectively.  

University Communications Academic Toolkit

This toolkit is an exhaustive walkthrough on communicating research beyond journals, peers, and faculty. It talks on how to use social media effectively, how to build a website, and even how to tell a story.  

WKAR Public Media

WKAR Public Media is the public broadcasting station group for Michigan's Capital Region and includes four PBS affiliated television stations (WKAR HD, WKAR Create, WKAR World, and WKAR PBS KIDS), three NPR affiliated radio stations (90.5 WKAR FM, 870 WKAR AM, and 105.1 WKAR FM), and online streaming services at WKAR's educational and family initiative, WKAR Family, has worked to create meaningful partnerships across the MSU campus to showcase research initiatives and findings in a way that can immediately impact families, children, and caregivers. The WKAR Family segments featuring MSU researchers can be found on WKAR TV as well as online:

Broader Impacts Areas

  • Youth/K-12 programs and partnerships
  • Increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups
  • Communication to public

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