Science Outreach Certificate
There is a growing national trend to more formally promote service as an integral part of higher education. Ours is the first graduate program in the JHU Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to acknowledge the outreach activities of our students with a formal certificate.
The CMDB program offers a certificate of recognition to graduate students in the CMDB program who have demonstrated a commitment to scientific teaching/service in their local community by completing a total of 50 hours of service over the course of their graduate career. Service must involve participation in pre-approved outreach activities that are reviewed by CMDB faculty.
The overall goals of this effort are to encourage CMDB participation in established science outreach programs and thus bolster the impact of these programs in our local communities. It is our hope that increasing the number of CMDB students engaged in outreach will further diversify the CMDB student body by enhancing minority student recruitment into scientific careers and/or the CMDB graduate program. Furthermore, by providing CMDB students with opportunities for outreach, we are broadening their career options in both science teaching and science policy.