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Education and Outreach

Finch, Kristen [1], Lutes, Lauri [2].

Science outreach through college radio: Inspiration Dissemination, a case study.

Good evening listeners! You’re tuned into 88.7 KBVR Corvallis. It is currently just after 7 PM, and on a Sunday that can mean only one thing: It’s time for another episode of Inspiration Dissemination
Inspiration Dissemination is a radio talk show and Apple podcast broadcasting from the main campus of Oregon State University (OSU) on the college radio station KBVR Corvallis. Each week an OSU graduate student is interviewed about their research and personal journey to graduate school. Beyond providing a ‘highlight reel’ of the student and research at OSU, Inspiration Dissemination is a resource for the local and external community. We provide a big-picture view of research at OSU, and our listeners hear unique perspectives on graduate student research and life: the good and the challenging. We end the show by asking for general life advice or advice for someone interested in the guest’s field. Frequently, graduate students provide advice to undergraduate students and promote undergraduate involvement in research opportunities. Our listeners learn about new topics each week, and gain insight into what motivates graduate students to pursue their science; hence the name Inspiration Dissemination. Inspiration Dissemination was founded in 2012 by two alumni of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology making it the longest running and most prolific KBVR radio talk show and podcast at OSU. Here, we provide a blueprint of the work and time commitment involved in running a weekly college radio talk show and blog. We also feature a few of the many Botany and Plant Pathology graduate student guests to share their stories and reveal what drives them as plant science advocates.

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Related Links:
Inspiration Dissemination Blog

1 - Oregon State University, Botany And Plant Pathology, Cordley Hall 2082; 2701 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331, United States
2 - Oregon State University, 2082 Cordley Hall, 2701 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331, United States

talk show
graduate students
science communication
story telling.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Education and Outreach Poster Section
Location: Grand Ballroom - Exhibit Hall/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PEO008
Abstract ID:814
Candidate for Awards:None

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