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Friday, March 03 - Sunday, March 05, 2017
Comm 5660 Science Communication Workshop

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.

Friday, 3 March: 4:30-6:30 pm, including pizza and veggies
Saturday, 4 March: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, 5 March: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Coordinated by Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication (

See course flyer here.

Plant Science 143
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