The Community Engagement Fellows Program is a new project aimed at improving scientific cooperation and building communities.
It equips educators and community leaders with the tools they need to cultivate active citizens, serve the public, and forge meaningful relationships between surrounding communities and scientists.
The program provides opportunities for students, teachers, and local community members to collaborate with scientists from all over the world.
Such communities like service programs usually have these goals:
1) To develop the skills of fellows so they can better serve the public by connecting with communities and improving scientific literacy
2) To improve communication between scientists and educators so they can share resources and expertise more effectively
3) To encourage innovation in communities by promoting partnerships between scientists and educators
Students who are interested in participating can apply for funding from their schools or other sources.
The application process is open to undergraduate students and graduate students of all disciplines who are currently enrolled in a college or university.