The Project Continues!

While our funding from the Varieties of Understanding Project officially concluded at the end of June, we’re extremely excited to announce that the Production of Public Understanding of Science (PoPUS) will continue for several more years thanks to a generous grant from the President’s Office at Bucknell. Even more exciting is the fact that this funding has allowed us to hire a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Joanna Huxster. Previously a Visiting Research Professor at Drexel University, Dr. Huxster received her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2013 in Marine Studies with a Concentration in Marine Policy.

Dr. Huxster with University of Delaware students

Dr. Huxster with University of Delaware students

As a social scientist, she will be helping us to conduct some empirical studies concerning understanding and epistemic resilience when it comes to the public’s understanding of science, supervising our growing team of undergraduate researchers — something she already has great experience with. Here’s a press release concerning a recent publication on the understanding of climate change from her previous position.

Look forward to more exciting announcements about PoPUS projects and events in the coming months!

In the news…

Bucknell has posted a news item announcing and describing our project. Thanks to Matt Hughes for a fun interview and for his great work on the write-up!