Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 7PM Pacific Standard Time on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM. Each week on the program, we host a different graduate student worker from Oregon State University to talk about their lives and passion for research here at the university. By presenting these stories, we can present the diverse, human element of graduate research that is often hidden from the public view. Through this program, we hope to accomplish three goals:
- Provide an outlet for graduate students to communicate their research openly to a broad audience
- Increase public understanding of the people and motivations behind graduate research
- Give undergraduate students a resource to hear diverse, inspiring stories that may serve as a guide for their own journeys into graduate research
The program was started on Sunday, January 29th, 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. Both in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, they realized that they knew close to nothing about the research of their friends outside of the department. With their combined eight years of college radio experience, they created Inspiration Dissemination and soon brought to the airwaves the lives and research of Oregon State University graduate student workers. As of January 1st, 2016 the show has featured over 120 different graduate students from departments across the university. All of these shows have been recorded and have been sent for archiving at the Special Collections & Archives Research Center at OSU.