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Friday, November 11, 2016 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Opportunities for Public Communication of Science-COMM 5660

All are welcome to attend this introductory event for the Science Communication Workshop-COMM 5660. 


  • Linda Rayor, Senior Lecturer, Entomology.  Founder of Insectapalooza
  • Merry Buckley, Communications Manager, Baker Institute
  • Cynthia Leifer, Associate Professor, Cornell VET School
  • Maureen Bickely, Museum Education Manager, Museum of the Earth

Pizza and veggies will be served.  See flyer here.

Free and open to all.

COMM 5660  Dec 11-13

This intensive weekend workshop introduces graduate students and post-docs in the sciences (including natural sciences, engineering, experimental social sciences, etc.) to communication of science and technology (including controversial topics such as climate change or GMOs) with non scientists such as policy makers, political stakeholders, the media, and the general public. Activities include panel discussions, role-playing, mini-lectures, hands-on practice in writing a lay abstract for different audiences – for a personal blog or webpage, for a departmental site, or to accompany a conference program.  There will also be real-time practice in being interviewed for the media, and discussion with invited speakers. For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Lewenstein.

Instructor: Bruce Lewenstein

If you’re interested in earning a little by helping Bruce Lewenstein with logistics on the weekend of the workshop (room and food setup, keeping hot water for tea, etc.), please respond to him directly at

150 Warren Hall
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