Thursday, March 6, 2014

Communicating Science Plenary Session and Workshop

Develop your Communication Skills!
Being a competent scientist and scholar means more than simply being competent at performing one’s research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.  Now, more than ever, scientists and scholars are expected to engage the public; collaborate across disciplines; assist in inspiring and recruiting our next generation of scientists and scholars; and communicate with the public, the media, and decision-makers.  Communication with non-scientists is an important skill, whether you are in industry, academia, or government.

Increase your ability to communicate with the public about your scientific research and learn about opportunities to engage in public outreach during two special professional development events for U.Va. students.

Both events will be led by instructors from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology.

Communicating Science and Engaging the Public Plenary Session
Thursday, March 20

Minor Hall 125

This seminar by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will address why researcher involvement in public communication of science is valuable, share some science communication tips and resources, and discuss how to find outreach opportunities.
Pre-registration required.<>

Communicating Science Workshop
Friday, March 21

Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room

This interactive workshop by the AAAS will focus on developing research messages for and interacting with public audiences, hands-on practice and peer critique, and resources for communicating more broadly.
Pre-registration required.<>