February 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Science Cafe | Julie Owens on Community-Engaged Research, Feb. 13

Science Café presents Dr. Julie Owens discussing “Community-engaged Research: Why It Matters” on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center.

Owens, Ohio University professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools, has been involved in community-engaged research in the region for more than 15 years. She works collaboratively with teachers, principals, school-based mental health staff and parents to develop and evaluate school-based interventions that are relevant to schools, feasible to implement and improve outcomes for youth with emotional and behavioral problems.

Community-engaged research is a collaborative process that equitably involves community members, researchers and other stakeholders in all aspects of the research. It simultaneously advances the state of the science and addresses community needs. By considering the valuable input and expertise of community members, scientists can make their products relevant and meaningful, which substantially increases the likelihood of their use in practice.

Dr. Julie Owens, portrait

Dr. Julie Owens

Owens will help audience members understand the unique aspects of community-engaged research and why this type of research is critically important. She also will facilitate a discussion to help participants consider how they can engage in this type of research inquiry in their own fields of study.

cience Café events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2018 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 19—Dr. Scott Moody, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, “Why we need the EPA and ESA for our health?” Watch on A&S TV.

Sept. 26, Conversation—Dr. Laeeq Khan, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Studies

Oct. 3—Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 17—Dr. Natalie Daniels, Associate Professor in the Voinovich School Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 24, Conversation—Dr. Julie Paxton, Professor of Economics Watch on A&S TV

Nov. 14—Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology Watch on A&S TV

Dec. 5—Dr. Julie Suhr, Professor of Psychology Watch on A&S TV

Spring Semester 2019

Jan. 23—Dr. Doug Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Watch on A&S TV

Feb. 6—Dr. Lawrence Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Science Watch on A&S TV

Feb. 13, Conversation—Julie Owens, Professor of Psychology Watch on A&S TV

Feb. 20—Science Museum Complex, TBD

March 6—Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

March 27—Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, Professor of Social Medicine

April 3—Dr. John Kopchick, Distinguished Professor & Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar Biomedical Sciences

April 10—Dr. Deborah McAvoy, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

April 11 Research and Creativity Expo

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