Science Communcation Training for PhD students

We are excited to announce that we will be holding a course on Science Communication Training for PhD students this coming spring 23-27 March 2015.

A brief description of the course is below and you can find more information on the course website

The goal of this course is to provide basic training in communicating science to non-scientific audiences. We will explore motivations and goals of science communication. You will develop a communication portfolio consisting of a message box, elevator pitch, public speed talk, and press release focused on your research. While developing your portfolio, you will learn techniques for successful communication including how to avoid jargon, developing analogies, using narrative techniques, and public speaking skills. In addition, we will engage with communication specialists, members of the media, and scientist communicators to explore the challenges and expectations from all participants in the science communication process. Students from all scientific disciplines are welcome to apply.

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