Posts tagged Communication Skills

Yale Ciencia Academy Application Deadline Extended to November 17

Angela Zito
November 8, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Yale Ciencia Academy is a FREE year-long (January - December) program to provide graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, peer support and networking; to develop skills important for career advancement; and to contribute to their communities through science outreach.

2018 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS), Applications due December 10

Angela Zito
October 26, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Competition of the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS). In collaboration with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, iBiology hosts the YSS video series that features PhD candidates and postdocs giving talks about their research. Selected presenters participate in a multi-day science communication seminar at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as receive a $500 honorarium.

Event: Engaging the Public with Social Media, presented by AAAS

This 1- hour seminar will provide guidance to scientists who wish to engage publics via social media. It is designed to build skills for public engagement via social media, confidence in social media as a way to engage public audiences, and appreciation for public engagement approaches.

Big Help for Small Talk via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2017

Even more terrifying than an interview may be an informal reception with other professionals! In this seminar, participants will learn the ins and outs of carrying on social conversations with professional contacts and potential employers outside the formal interview setting. We’ll cover some tips on business etiquette, and on making a good impression on people you encounter. Coffee, tea, and pastries provided.

Apply now for Nov 6 workshop on STEM Policy & Advocacy featuring AAAS and Toby Smith of the AAU

STEM Policy & Advocacy: Making Your Voice Heard Monday, November 6, 2017 10:45-5:30 PM  Vanderbilt University Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities "Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS)

The Psychology of Peak Performance: A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Angela Zito
August 15, 2017

The Psychology of Peak Performance A workshop series for all Graduate & Professional Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Offered by the Psychological and Counseling Center, in conjunction with the Graduate School. Facilitator: David Sacks, PhD, HSP

ASPIRE Module Fall 2017: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Angela Zito
August 7, 2017

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. Participants will write or edit an abstract of their own as an exercise. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts. Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions.

Call for bloggers - NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program Blog Series

Angela Zito
April 10, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training & NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Program   Call for Bloggers Your school’s BEST career development program is part of a national NIH effort to help biomedical PhDs and postdocs prepare for a variety of career options. Only a handful of schools have programs like yours and we want to reach out to those of you interested in scientific communication and outreach careers and provide you with an opportunity to showcase your skills as well as gain experience.