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This episode orig­i­nal­ly aired on Novem­ber 15, 2021: This week, we’re speak­ing with an out­reach and sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­al to learn about a vari­ety of strate­gies and medi­ums for effec­tive­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ing ener­gy research beyond the acad­e­my, to a wider audi­ence of pol­i­cy­mak­ers, ener­gy prac­ti­tion­ers, com­mu­ni­ties and mem­bers of the pub­lic, and oth­er aca­d­e­mics. Dr. Valerie Miller is the Out­reach and Engage­ment Coor­di­na­tor for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta research group, Future Ener­gy Sys­tems. Valerie shares how ener­gy com­mu­ni­ca­tion is cre­at­ing com­mon ground between researchers and build­ing con­nec­tions between peo­ple and the ener­gy sys­tems we are a part of.

This episode fea­tures an excerpt of the first book in Future Ener­gy Sys­tems children’s book series, The Ener­gy Adven­tures of Tom­my and Remi, The Mys­tery of the Glow­ing Light, avail­able at the Edmon­ton Pub­lic Library. The book was writ­ten by Valerie Miller with illus­tra­tions by Kait­lyn Pyly­pa. Dr. Zhongyi Quan was the Tech­ni­cal Advi­sor and the book was edit­ed by Cather­ine Tays and Ken­neth Tam.

Check out the Future Ener­gy Sys­tems web­site for upcom­ing events and fea­tured research, and keep up with the out­reach ini­tia­tives on the Future Ener­gy Sys­tems Youtube Channel.