Preparing students for effective science communication
The Science Influencers program provides Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates, combined with education and science communication skills to help students become effective, influential communicators of science in the public domain.
The USDA-funded program is is a yearlong integrated experience where undergraduate students learn to communicate effectively about science, technology, engineering, and math — a skillset that is critically needed in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.
The program is driven by a need to repair the leaky pipeline in science communications, especially in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.
Science Influencers helps the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture achieve its goal of supporting research, education, and extension activities for undergraduates. USDA-NIFA provides leadership and funding for programs like Science Influencers, which advance agriculture-related sciences.
Undergraduate students interested in boosting their communications skills in agriculture and science can apply here.
The Science Influencers program is driven by a need to repair the leaky pipeline in science communication.
This work is supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates program area, grant no. 2021-68018-34633/project accession no. 1026051, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.