Journal Club @ Abiitan
Abiitan Mill City is a growing retirement community in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Since the fall of 2018, UMN NRT students have been hosting science journal clubs as part of Abiitan's on-site programming. The goal of this journal club is to discuss current topics in science and provide a space for residents to ask questions and interact with scientists in their community. This collaboration also serves as a skill development opportunity for our students, who learn how to critically evaluate science news stories and communicate about science. Journal club topics range from popular news stories to sensory-science related to our students' research. Previous journal clubs topics have included:
- Science news stories - what can we believe?
- Restoring vision in visually impaired children
- Hearing loss and cognition
- Brain training games
- Science policy of cell phone bans
For more information about this program, please contact Kristi at [email protected]