Chirikjian's Robotics Spotlight for PRSA Meeting The Homewood campus was the host site for the technology section of the Public Relations Society of America earlier this month at a forum titled "Getting the Word Out: Telling and Selling a Scientist's Story." More than 35 PRSA members attended the event, which featured Gregory Chirikjian, a Hopkins assistant professor of mechanical engineering who specializes in robotics. Chirikjian, 28, has been the focus of several local and national news stories on his advanced research in robotics. Members of the JHU News and Information staff explained to the group how they worked with the scientist to publicize Chirikjian's work. "This work is pretty visual, and I think it's easy to explain," said Chirikjian, who often discusses his work with potential supporters. "In the process of looking for funding one has to explain things in a way someone with money can understand." More than 2,000 PRSA members from around the country attended the organization's annual convention in Baltimore this year.
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