CLEAR: The Big Picture Symposium

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April 4, 2023
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Integrative Biosciences Center Seminar Room
6135 Woodward Ave.
Detroit , MI 48202
Event category: Symposium/Showcase

The Center for Leadership in Environmental Awareness and Research (CLEAR) invites the campus community to their 2023 Symposium, CLEAR: The Big Picture. CLEAR is funded by a Superfund grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (P42ES030991). The seminar is free; registration is required at

CLEAR's Superfund Research Program works to solve pressing issues related to the effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), focusing on human and environmental health. This symposium will present new findings on maternal and infant health and on plans to develop new ways of detecting and monitoring VOCs in the environment and in people's homes.

Included in the symposium will be a Science Communication Workshop on the translation of scientific information for social media. This workshop will be suitable for all audiences. It will engage the audience with the following issues:

  • How important is social media to doing research?
  • What social media platforms are most helpful?
  • What are some common tips and tricks for effective engagement using social media?
  • What are some danger areas you should be careful navigating?

The symposium schedule is as follows:

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast/Beverages/Registration

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - Introduction to CLEAR & Welcome - Carol Miller, CLEAR MPI

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome by OVPR - Timothy Stemmler, Interim VP for Research

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - CLEAR Research Showcase - Updates from the five project teams

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Beverage & Conversation Break

11:45 - 1:00 p.m. - Community Advisory Board Presentations - Lyke Thompson, moderator and CEC PI

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Catered lunch

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. - Science Communication Workshop: Social Media Management for Researchers and Research Labs - Rahul Mitra, facilitator and RT team leader

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. - Beverage & Conversation Break

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Student Project Posters Showcase - Students from the course, CE6190 - Groundwater

The event will be held in the seminar room of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), located at 6135 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202.

The seminar is free; registration is required at

Please indicate in the RSVP if you will be joining us for lunch.

April 2023