Jacqueline Michelle Vadjunec
To me, CE is the most fulfilling part of my job as a faculty member at Oklahoma State University. When citizens are actively involved in and benefitting from our research, everyone benefits as a whole. Communities are more empowered; knowledge is not only shared, but is co-produced. We learn from and with each other. CE benefits students and teaching as well, as students have a living laboratory in which to learn. Lastly, as academic researchers our research is stronger, more relevant, with more direct and immediately accessible impacts.