- Outreach Coordinator, PressForward Project
Eric is the Outreach Coordinator for the PressForward project. He consults with science organizations in order to facilitate their high-quality publications on the web. Other projects include an upcoming journal publication focused on the role of media cultivation on cultural identity and curating documents and interviews related to civil disobedience in 1960s Chicago. He is also the director of the Science Communication Network Initiative, a unique collaborative effort hosted by the National Science Communication Institute.
Olson has presented projects at a number of national conferences, including the annual meetings of the National Communication Association, National Association for Media Literacy Education, and the American Culture Association. He has also taught introductory film courses at the college level and media literacy courses to parents and children. Olson earned his bachelor's degree in Communication and a graduate certificate in science communication at Mason and a master's degree in communication at Virginia Tech.