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A Roadmap for Creating Interactive Atlases for iBooks
Tuesday, Oct. 21

12 noon – 1pm

LPSC Seminar room 402

As the popularity of tablet computers and e-books increases, cartographers work to find new ways to combine the look and feel of a traditional paper book with the touch-screen features of a tablet computer.
We will discuss the potential and limitations for building and designing an interactive atlas in e-book format to take full advantage of tablet computers such as the iPad. We will explain the steps in building an interactive e-book atlas for iBooks including technical details and design considerations.
The Atlas of the Columbia River Basin and the international award-winning Atlas of Infectious Diseases, two e-book atlases published by undergraduate and graduate students at OSU, will be featured.
Following the presentation will be a panel discussion on the broader implications of using iBooks for research dissemination.
Brooke Marston  
Graduate Research Assistant, and member of the Cartography and Geovisualization Group.
Jane Darbyshire
M.S. in Geography under Dr. Bernhard Jenny

Join us for the next brown-bag. The focus is on writing and sharing about your research in a way that resonates with your audience.

Tuesday, May 20th

12 noon – 1pm

LPSC Seminar room 402


Thuy Tran, Director of Marketing Communications, College of Engineering

Nick Houtman, Assistant Director, Research Communications

When researchers and communicators describe scientific concepts to decision-makers, peers, students and the interested public, language matters.  Come listen and contribute ideas on how to write clear and compelling stories without oversimplifying scientific principles.

Editors also play a critical role in defining standards of their publications to meet the readers’ expectation. Explore examples of print publications that cover technical topics.

 microphone Inspiration Dissemination5

 Inspiration Dissemination is a radio program on Oregon State University’s station, KBVR that invites graduate students to share their stories and discuss their research projects live over the radio. Co-host of the program, Joey Hulbert will introduce the objectives and explain what happens “behind the scenes” of Inspiration Dissemination.

Tuesday, April 15

12 noon – 1pm

LPSC Seminar room 402

Presenter: Joey Hulbert

During this brown bag lunch discussion, Joey will share a short podcast compilation featuring graduate students from College of Agriculture and explain the process of creating a podcast episode. He will also discuss the value of social media and explain the typical format of each interview.

Joey encourages anyone interested in science communication to attend this discussion. He invites us to provide feedback to improve how the program can help the guests become better science communicators. For more information about the program, visit:

Joey Hulbert


The ScienceOnline Together Conference is the 8th annual international meeting on Science and the Web. 

ScienceOnline Together
Raleigh, NC
February 26 – March 1, 2014

We are able to participate without traveling to North Carolina.
We will watch moderated discussions and create our own conference at OSU.  All are welcome.   SEE SCHEDULE

The sessions are especially interesting to:

  • Science writers and journalists;
  • Web communicators;
  • Outreach specialists; and
  • Scientists and students with an interest in outreach, blogging, and social media.

More info on ScienceOnline Watch Parties

The Watch Party is sponsored by

Terra Research Magazine

Environmental Health Sciences Center