Science Education and Outreach

In addition to STEM-content research, the PCP PIRE is currently, or plans to be, involved in research on science education and outreach. For example, current graduate students (including those pursuing non-traditional advanced STEM degrees) are exploring

  1. The impacts of international STEM-based research experiences
  2. How students communicate and learn in bi-lingual distributed e-based social networks. As the PCP PIRE develops museum and related informal science educational Broader Impact components, additional opportunities for interdisciplinary research (e.g., education, journalism) will emerge.

Primary Research Contacts

Catalina Pimiento
UF | Biology Department
Florida Museum of Natural History
Panama | Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Luz Helena Oviedo
UF | Journalism, Science Communication
Florida Museum of Natural History
Panama | Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute