My UAF is with the Communicating Research and Scholarship Working Group, and my mentor is Denise Hersey. I'm working with the group to develop a collaborative on campus that will centralize, develop, and promote resources to help researchers share their work effectively with a range of audiences.
This UAF has been an incredibly valuable experience for me - through working on my project I've stepped out of by departmental silo to interact with administrators and students from around campus, I've been forced to use my brain in different ways (and have enjoyed the experience!), and I've participated in events and other opportunities that I would otherwise have been unaware of.
I'm working as a part of the Communicating Research and Scholarship Working Group, which aims to develop a collaborative on campus for the communication of research and scholarship. This collaborative will centralize, develop, and promote resources for sharing research with a variety of public audiences.
In this role, I am helping to collate communications resources, both on and off campus, and I am researching similar communication centers at other institutions. I am also involved in designing the website, budgets, recruitment documents, and advocacy materials for the proposed group.