Science on Wheels is run completely by graduate and postdoctoral researchers. The organization would not exist without their contributions.
Science on Wheels was founded in 2017 by a graduate student from Geological Sciences, Arianna Soldati. Now that she has graduated and moved on, Science on Wheels is led by an executive committee. This committee coordinates all aspects of the organization and members typically moderate our events.
The bulk of our organization is our speakers. These are graduate and postdoctoral researchers at Mizzou that are interested in connecting their research to nonscientists. We train all of our speakers to communicate effectively with nonscientists, and each speaker typically presents at one event per semester. Such training is missing from most graduate programs, and as such becoming a speaker can contribute to the development of transferable skills that will be important for your future career.
We also could not operate without the support of our partners. These organizations provide funding, expertise, and connections to our organization.Connect with Science on Wheels: