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New ASPIRE Module!! SciComm for All, led by Abby Olena, PhD

Posted by on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events.

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

Apply here