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Campus SciComm & Broader Impacts Resources

In addition to the resources WySCI provides, including courses, trainings, and more, the following resources exist on campus.

 

WySCI SciComm Drop-In | 425 Wyo Hall

Mondays & Thursdays, noon-1 PM; 425 WyoHall. 2 hours each week, this drop-in is staffed by scicomm experts from around campus. Consultations are free and hosted by the Wyoming Science Communication Initiative. Topics covered include: broader impacts, communicating with journalists, connecting with school groups, designing figures and infographics, poster and slide design, public-oriented science writing, sounding board for great ideas, and graphic design tips. Details here.

 

Data Science Club, RSO | 432 Ross Hall

Weekly meetings: Tuesday, 12:30-1:30. Consultation hours can be scheduled outside meetings. Join mailing list by emailing datascienceclubwyo@gmail.com.

 

EcoInfo Working Group | AG 316

Thursdays, 10-12. This drop-in is staffed by faculty and staff from WyGISC and INBRE. It is a great place to go to get support for visuals produced in, or relying on work done in, R. You can also get support for a lot of other aspects of informatics, working in R and other coding languages, etc.

 

Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning | Coe Library 510

The mission of the ECTL is to promote, support and evaluate the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence for UW's teaching community through a broad range of research-based programs, services and resources. We support instructors on- and off-campus through a broad array of programs that include workshops and seminars for new and experienced faculty and graduate students, learning communities, book discussions, and grant-supported projects. We consult with individuals and provide classroom evaluations. Our website provides a vast collection of Teaching Tips and Resources. We welcome suggestions for programs and are pleased to collaborate with university departments and to support teaching and learning events. All of our services and programs are free to the university’s instructional community, both in and outside of Laramie, including faculty, lecturers, graduate teaching assistants, post-doctoral fellows, and anyone else involved in teaching at the university. http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/

 

Faculty Learning Studio (FLS) | M/Th | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Coe 510F or online via Zoom

Drop in to consult about a wide range of curriculum and pedagogy questions, explore more advanced uses of WyoCourses, or get a refresher about the basic WyoCourses tools. Open to all UW instructors—teaching face-to-face, distance, and/or blended courses. No appointment is necessary. You can also email us at ectlidt@uwyo.edu to set up a custom workshop for you and your colleagues. We're here to help!

 

Learning Actively Mentoring Program | Ag C 5010

LAMP is a comprehensive, sustained mentoring and professional development program with an emphasis on how to best adopt active learning strategies in large-scale active learning classrooms at UW.  It is a UW Top-Tier Science Initiative Program. https://www.uwyo.edu/science-initiative/lamp/

 

UW Writing Center | 302 Coe Library

Helps writers at any stage of the writing process. With a focus on teaching and learning, the Writing Center is not a "fix-it shop,” but they help writers identify, articulate, and implement improvements and corrections to their writing. You can drop in to see if a consultant is available and/or schedule an appointment online at http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/writing-center/.

 

UW Oral Communication Center | 422 Ross Hall

Helps speakers at any stage of the presentation process, including prep for proposal presentations and thesis defenses. Not a fix-it shop, but can help you practice responding to questions, identifying unclear aspects of presentations, etc. You can drop in to see if a consultant is available and/or schedule an appointment online at www.uwyo.edu/cojo/occ/.

 

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Dept of Zoology & Physiology (3166)

Bethann Garramon Merkle, Director

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Laramie, WY 82071

Email: wysci@uwyo.edu

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