The Pentacrest Museums can help increase the impact of your work. We help researchers develop and implement broader impacts components of their NSF and other grant proposals, allowing your project to go further through innovation, creativity, and reach with science communication. Here are some examples:
Work with Museum staff to enhance your traditional scientific poster in a virtual adaptation featuring improved accessibility, increased scope and audience connectivity with expanding hotspots.
Work with Museum staff to develop, produce, and distribute educational video content to communicate science in an accessible, digestible format. Engage a wider audience and build support for your work in a lasting way.
Work with Museum staff to develop an interactive, virtual exhibition highlighting your research. With innovative options, we can bring a new dimension to your work, moving beyond the walls of the museum or laboratory.
Work with Museum staff to develop and display research findings, objects, or footage in a live, temporary exhibition in the Biosphere Discovery Center at the UI Museum of Natural History or in a gallery setting at the Old Capitol Museum.
Work with Museum staff to develop, produce, and distribute a podcast to communicate science in an accessible, digestible format. Engage a wider audience and build support for your work in a lasting way.
Work with Museum staff to incorporate design into any visual aspect of your project. From posters to interactive digital components, good design can build interest and make your work most accessible to the widest audience.
Work with Museum staff to develop, promote and host educational outreach programs and events. Our long history with educational programs reaching campus and public groups can aide your success.
If you're interested in working with us to add or develop science communication components to your grant proposal, please approach us early so we have plenty of time to brainstorm, plan, and budget for your ideas.
To discuss new ideas or find out more, contact our Director.