Formal efforts to support and coordinate outreach at Dartmouth began in 2006, when Dartmouth received an undergraduate teaching award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2007, in recognition of both need and opportunity, the Provost Council encouraged the Vice Provost for Research to coordinate and support outreach across the institution. In keeping with Dartmouth's mission, the vision for the Office of Outreach is to integrate research, teaching and learning. The Office of Outreach reports to the Vice Provost for Research.
A science writer and former journalist, Nancy Serrell has been an invited participant and presenter on the topic of science communication, outreach and research translation at numerous national meetings. She left environment and science reporting in 1995 to begin her tenure at Dartmouth as the Senior Science Writer in Dartmouth's Office of Public affairs. In 2000 she became Director for Outreach in Dartmouth's Superfund Toxic Metals Research Program. She has been the principle investigator of several federally-funded projects for research translation and community outreach and has served on grant review panels and study sections. She earned her MALS degree at Dartmouth, with a focus on public understanding of science. She leads workshops at Dartmouth on science communication and risk communication and has taught undergraduate classes in environmental journalism and science communication.
Sara Riordan M.Ed. joined the Office of Academic Outreach in January 2012 in the newly established role of Science Outreach Coordinator. Sara has a background in biology and nursing. Prior to joining the Office of Outreach she served as the Program Coordinator for the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science PhD Program at the University of New Hampshire and as the Communications Specialist for NH Project Learning Tree, an environmental education program. Sara works with the GK-12 Program Administrative Team, organizes community Science Pubs, and serves as a liaison between the college and area schools to facilitate collaboration on STEM outreach activities.
The Office of Outreach is on the third floor of the Blunt Alumni Center, the white brick building on North Main Street diagonally across from the Dartmouth Green. Our campus mailing address is HB 6068, and our phone number is (603) 646-9756.
Last Updated: 7/8/15