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ERIC Number: EJ1147024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Media Exposure on Student Work: Spotlight on Undergraduate Research
Klyve, Dominic
PRIMUS, v27 n4-5 p548-557 2017
This paper describes efforts by the author to engage and motivate students in undergraduate research by giving them a large audience and engaging the media in disseminating their work. I provide an introduction to public relations from the point of view of a mathematics professor, and describe some lessons I have learned in my own attempts to engage newsprint, radio, and television sources in stories about undergraduate research in mathematics. After describing some partially successful early attempts, the paper discusses a recent event in which undergraduate research in mathematics became, briefly, a "hot news item" in Central Washington. The paper concludes with some thoughts about the benefits of this type of work to our students and our profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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