Tompkins County Science Hub
Exploring science literacy needs in the Tompkins County community
From making good health choices to understanding policy decisions to being a well-informed voter, science literacy helps individuals care for themselves and their communities. This team is establishing a Tompkins County Science Hub (SciHub) that will strengthen connections between community members – particularly underserved groups – and science-related resources to enhance local science literacy. In their initial project, the team is investigating the current landscape of science literacy needs and efforts within and outside Cornell to better understand where SciHub can provide the greatest impact.
Grant category: Other
Topics: Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Education; Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Norman Porticella, Department of Communication
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Bruce Lewenstein, Department of Communication; Department of Science and Technology Studies
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.