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Thursday, May 21, 2015
ComSciCon 2015 Ithaca Session 1

Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, Cornell BEST Program, the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research...

ComSciCon-Cornell 2015 flier

Email kah275@cornell.edu or rjm457@cornell.edu for more info and to become a sponsor.

All-day sessions: May 21 and May 29 * MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH SESSIONS TO PARTICIPATE *

Application deadline is January 15, 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out March 15, 2015. The conference is free, pending sufficient sponsorship, but transportation to the Cornell campus will not be provided or reimbursed.

Organized by:

Kristin Hook, a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell. She obtained a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and a B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin. Kristin's blog  @Kristin_Hook on Twitter

Rob MacDonald, a third-year graduate student working on a Ph.D in Environmental Toxicology in Andrew Yen's lab at Cornell, where he studies protein signaling. He received a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and an MA in Biotechnology in 2011 at Boston University. @ScideWinder

Sample schedule:

Day 1 - May 21, 2015: 

9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Introduction

10:00am Session 1: Engaging diverse audiences: telling a scientific story (Communicating with nonscientific audiences)

11:30am Session 2: The writing process and mechanics 

1:00pm Writing prompt

1:05pm Lunch with invited experts

Homework in between:

  • May 23rd - First draft due by 5pm
  • May 25th - Peer group's constructive feedback due by the end of the day
  • May 27th - Second draft due by 5pm

Day 2 - May 29, 2015: 

9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Session 3: Accessing broader audiences using multimedia and the web

11:00am Session 4: Careers in science communication (i.e. Lab of Ornithology, Science Museum, Museum of the Earth & science policy)

12:30pm Lunch and expert review of attendee writing

2:00pm Wrap-up

4:00pm Keynote Lecture (open to the public)

Location:
Deadline: Jan. 15
226 Weill Hall
Cornell University

Held: May 21 & 29
must participate in both full-day sessions
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