EventsFriday, February 05 - Sunday, February 07, 2016
Science Communication Workshop
Enroll now for COMM 5660, an intensive hands-on weekend science communication workshop. 1 cr. coordinated by Bruce Lewenstein and supported by the BEST Program.
Friday, February 5 from 4-6pm; Saturday Feb. 6 @9-5pm; Sunday Feb. 7 @9-4:30pm. Must attend all sessions. See the tentative agenda and some resources.
This intensive weekend workshop trains graduate students and post-docs in the sciences (including natural sciences, engineering, experimental social sciences, etc.) to communicate effectively – especially about controversial topics, such as climate change -- with nonscientists such as policy makers, political stakeholders, the media, and the general public. Activities include role-playing, mini-lectures, hands-on practice writing press releases and other outreach materials, real-time practice being interviewed for the media, and discussion with invited speakers.
IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE:
Come with a brief (100-200 word) written summary of your own research. You will use this summary as the basis for class activities. If you are interested in science blogging, set up your own blog site in advance (Google’s Blogger service, is pretty simple to use, but you’re welcome to try another service if you prefer).