ComSciCon: The Communicating Science workshop for graduate students

Kate Stuart
February 14, 2014

Communicating Science is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on science communication skills.  Our goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences, not just practitioners in their fields.  For more information about ComSciCon events, read about our inaugural 2013 workshop.

ComSciCon provides a unique professional development experience to graduate students engaged in and committed to communicating research.  Attendees interact with graduate student leaders in technical communication, from around the country, learn from professional communicators including journalists and educators, and produce original works of science communication for publication.

Our goal is to sustain an annual national workshop series each June for graduate students from around the country, and a complementary ComSciCon-local workshop for Harvard and MIT graduate students each January.  Applications for the workshops are open to graduate students from all fields of science and engineering who are interested in learning how to effectively communicate their research to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. 

This annual summer workshops, held in Cambridge, MA, is open to graduate students nationwide, and will be free to attend for accepted applicants.   Graduate students from any US institution can visit this page to apply to the June workshop.