The first COPUS regional hub meeting this past weekend at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg was a tremendous success. There was a great deal of enthusiasm from the 17 participants representing 8 of the first Regional Hubs, ASTC, Sigma Xi, the Society of Physics Students, AIBS, and the Science Cafe network. All participants are exhausted but revved up to support the growth of the Regional Hub network and the celebration of Year of Science 2009. If your organization falls in one of the Regional Hub communities I encourage you to contact your liaison to the network, or me, to find out more. The excitement about these endeavors was so thick in the room it was tangible!
The hubs got another great boost today with the registration of Celebra La Ciencia, an organization to increase Hispanic family participation in science and health education programs and raise awareness about educational and career opportunities related to science, technology, engineering, and biomedical research.” We are excited to collaborate with this great community of outreach peers to support their efforts in reaching hispanic communities.