2022: Intro to Science Communication Workshop
Communication is an essential part of being a scientist. Scientists need to communicate with other scientists and the lay public. By informing and raising awareness of science-related topics among the general public, scientists can help create a science-literate society that is prepared to make informed decisions. Science communication takes diverse forms: written, spoken, visual, and others.
PPMH is offering a 7-week workshop for undergraduate students that will:
- Help students build an identity as someone who is knowledgeable about science and capable of explaining science concepts to lay audiences
- Teach students skills that will make them better science communicators
Date & Time: This virtual workshop will meet Thursdays January 27 – March 10, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm by Zoom.
Cost: There is no tuition. Students will be paid $300 for attending all workshop sessions and completing homework assignments (total time commitment approximately 3 hours/week).
Eligibility: This workshop is open to undergraduate students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in science or who self-identify as coming from a disadvantaged background.
|Week 1 - January 27, 2022||What science communicators do & the role of science communication during a pandemic||Jory Weintraub - Science Communication Director, Duke Initiative for Science & Society|
|Week 2 - February 3, 2022||Science Communication 101 - defining your audience and avoiding jargon; formal and informal settings||Tamara Poles – Community Engagement Specialist, Morehead Planetarium & Science Center|
|Week 3 - February 10, 2022||Science writing||Marla Broadfoot – Scientist and journalist|
|Week 4 - February 17, 2022||Communicating risk and disease diagnosis to patients||Julianne O’Daniel – Genetic Counselor & Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Department of Genetics|
|Week 5 - February 24, 2022||Data visualization and graphic design||Lori Palen – Data Soapbox|
|Week 6 - March 3, 2022||Digital storytelling and videos||Rob Frederick – Digital Managing Editor, American Scientist Magazine|
|Week 7 - March 10, 2022||Student showcase||N/A|
During homework assignments and interactive small group work, students will create infographics, explain a science concept to a lay audience, critically evaluate an existing piece of science communication, and create science videos. Registration for this event is closed.
For any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.