Public Understanding of Science
Scientists who study our species’ evolutionary history have a responsibility to communicate their findings to the public. CASHP's Human Paleobiology graduate program prepares students to contribute to the public’s understanding of science through internships at outlets such as museums, TV, news, the internet, and schools.
CASHP graduate students have helped produce ratio stories for National Public Radio, published educational articles for the National Geographic website, developed public initiatives on the understanding of race and human variation with the American Association of Anthropologists, and much more.
Public Understanding of Science Projects
- Annelise Beer contributed to an online school program on human origins at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History
- Eve Boyle created the timeline of early humans for ETC Montessori
- Kristin Carline and Audrey Tjahjadi created a science education YouTube channel - Evolution’s Grad Girls
- Lawrence Fatica created content for the Mountain Gorilla Skeletal Project website
- Elaine Miller and Marli Richmond created a book about animal brain diversity and presented it as part of the Natural History at Home webinar series - Amazing Brains!
- Rachel Nelson created an educational web page for parents and teachers of middle and high school-age children based on animal behavior research, including videos and infographics
- Alexander Prucha created blog posts for the Skeletons Museum of Osteology
- Courtney Sexton created an educational outreach project and resource for canine science - Decoding Dog Talk
- Kristen Tuosto produced a podcast that explores stories behind the science - Notes in the Margin