2018 Public Outreach Grants
- Naomi Rosenkranz (Project Manager, Making and Knowing Project)
- Sumeyye Yar (Science Outreach Coordinator, Genspace)
- A series of interdisciplinary workshops for students, artists, and Sunset Park residents (where the workshops are held).
- Topics included (1)current social and environmental issues relating to sustainable, safe, and economical color practices; (2) history of color technology; (3) methods of creating colors from historical natural colorants and new techniques using bacteria; and (4) the chemistry of natural colorants and the biology of pigmented bacteria.
- Workshops featured interactive talks and hands-on activities.
- Invited girls and young women of color from New York City public high schools to engage with social and cultural issues in the field of music technology and audio engineering.
- Students explored the social and cultural dimensions of science through hands-on audio recording and production workshops.
- "For the Daughters of Harlem" culminated in a public performance showcasing the student's completed compositions.
- Christopher Medina-Kirchner (Graduate Student; Department of Psychology)
- The program trained formerly incarcerated students to address social justice issues through interdisciplinary scientific research.
- FIRST Scholars attended seminars and workshops focused on specific topics related to science, social justice, and professional development.
- Together, students and their formerly incarcerated mentors collaborated and created community and a clear pathway to graduate school.
- Read the full article for more information about the FIRST Program.
- Samuel Roberts (Associate Professor of History and of Sociomedical Sciences)
- "People Doing Interesting Stuff" explored the intersections between racial justice, public health, drug policy, and criminal justice reform.
- The podcast offered advanced discussion in an accessible and jargon-free format.
- Guests included activists and organizers, writers, artists, social entrepreneurs, public figures, and others, who talk about what they do, and how, why, and where they do it.