In July, McLellan Lab students Natalie Rumball and Alexis McAdams attended the Michigan Sea Grant Community-Engaged Research Institute in Bath, Michigan. The workshop aimed to explore how scientific and academic communities can better engage with stakeholders to tackle tricky problems. Speakers presented on a variety of topics including communication strategies, partnerships with other groups, foundations of facilitative leadership, case studies of Great Lakes-related projects, and much more.
Alexis was featured in a Wisconsin Sea Grant article reflecting on the workshop, click here to read her remarks. Thank you to Michigan Sea Grant for hosting this workshop, and thank you to Wisconsin Sea Grant for covering the travel and lodging expenses.