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ScienceLinks2 Ph.D. Linking Science and Education

Principal Investigator: 

Dr. Suzie Allard
Associate Professor and Assistant Director
University of Tennessee
School of Information Sciences
453 Communications Building
1345 Circle Park Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
Phone: 865.974.1369
Email: sallard@utk.edu

Grant or Funding Agency: 

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Project Description:

ScienceLinks2 Ph.D. is a program that supports six doctoral students in their studies to become science information professors who will (1) educate the next generation of science librarians and science data, information and communication professionals that facilitate the scientific process by being active partners in the full information life cycle, and (2) conduct research related to science data and information.

ScienceLinks2 Ph.D. is committed to diversity and encourages students from diverse backgrounds. ScienceLinks2 students have a science background and/or are interested in conducting research in science information/communication.

Each student is paired with an academic mentor who they will work with for the duration of the program.  The students will participate in research experience at institutions that are involved in extensive scientific research. In going through the research process and conducting their own research, each student will be exposed to activities that develop their research skills through mentoring, instruction in grant writing and participating in science focused projects at the University of Tennessee and through the Center for Information and Communication Studies partners, such as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory or the Department of Energy's Office of Science and Technical Information.

Project Website: 

http://scholar.cci.utk.edu/sciencelinks2

Secondary Contacts:

Dr. Catherine Luther
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Programs
University of Tennessee
College of Communication and Information
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
Phone: 865.974.6651
Email: cluther@utk.edu

Dr. Carol Tenopir
Chancellor's Professor, Director of Research, and Director of CICS
University of Tennessee
College of Communication and Information
423 Communications Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0341
Phone: 865.974.6651
Email: ctenopir@utk.edu

 

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