New ASPIRE Module!! SciComm for All, led by Abby Olena, PhD
Successful science communication is at the core of just about everything in science. This module—essentially an eight-part workshop—will give trainees in the sciences greater skill, ease, and confidence in formal and informal science communication scenarios. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will gain experience speaking to and writing for a variety of audiences and exposure to best practices for effective communication of complex topics to nonspecialists.
***assignments for this module will include, an Op-Ed, a policy memo, a research highlight, a 3 minute thesis, and a profile***
Instructor: Abby Olena, VU PhD 2015, correspondent for The Scientist
Capped at 10 participants
By the end of this module, each student will:
- Understand the communication concepts shared between all types of writing and speaking about science.
- Demonstrate skills in several modes of oral and written communication.
- Be able to apply communication best practices to scenarios beyond this class.
Fridays, 1pm-2pm (Sept. 4- October 30, no meeting on Oct. 9) via zoom
Application Deadline: Monday, August 24