How did television shape the popular perception of scientists in the 20th century? Did television actually make science 'fun'? When does 'science fiction' converge with 'science education'?
These are all questions that intrigue Ingrid, a sixth year student in the History of Science department. Currently, she’s finishing her dissertation on the history of American science television series. By understanding older methods of science communication, Ingrid argues, science educators can learn new ways to connect to their audiences.
She graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University (2012, B.A.), where she studied history of science in the 20th century. Previously, Ingrid interned at Oregon Public Broadcasting and TERRA Magazine. She also worked as an assistant archivist in Oregon State’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center.