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Monday, September 19, 2016
Finding your Scientific Voice participants' takeaways and an award!

 What is the most important knowledge or skill you gained?

"How to defeat the curse of knowledge and make my research accessible for the general public by making simple changes in my presentation."
"How to compartmentalize portions of my talk to tell a better story. Beginnings are very important too."
"I learned more about my research by making it concise and clear to the audience."
"Ability to express myself and methods of framing my research story."
"It's simple, but making sure each slide is contributing to the primary message you're trying to send."
"How to apply storytelling to scientific presentations."

Erika Ganda won $1500 from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners at their annual meeting for her presentation "Milk microbiome assessed through 16S rRNA sequencing during antimicrobial treatment of mastitis-A randomized clinical trial and longitudinal follow up".
The AABP is an international association of veterinarians serving society as leaders in cattle health, welfare, and productivity.

Here are a few more quotes from recent participants about what they learned and liked most:

"Awesome. Learned a ton of new things. The in depth nature and great feedback” —EEB grad student

""The way that the improv activities directly connected with the communication was incredibly helpful. There are a lot of trainings out there for communication with the general public, which is great, but there really aren't a lot of places to hone your skills of presenting to a scientific audience.”—I&ID grad student

"How to convey my enthusiasm for my work."—BMCB grad student

"Ability to express myself and methods of framing my research story”—MechE grad student

"Creating more compelling story lines in my presentations”—BME grad student

"Just that you need to be willing to try new things.“—Physics grad student