Course Catalog

Effective Science Communication: How to use storytelling and other delivery techniques to successfully discuss your work with the public and colleagues in unrelated fields

In this course, participants will learn how to translate their work into compelling and readily understandable everyday language that will engage the public and help them appreciate science.

Course Details

Key Topics

o   Communicating science: The basics & beyond

o   Limiting jargon, using real world examples

o   Making your case to non-scientists

o   Role-playing exercises to communicate scientific work

o   Presenting “pop-up” talks

o   Adapting your message to various audiences

Information

In this course, participants will learn how to translate their work into compelling and readily understandable everyday language that will engage the public and help them appreciate science.

In addition, this course will help practicing scientists build the skills and techniques necessary to better communicate their scientific interests, research and current projects to other scientists not familiar with the details of the workshop participant’s field.

The workshop features a number of group exercises that help drive home its practical applications.

This course is designed for scientists at all education and experience levels. After this workshop, participants who speak with the public will likely encounter far fewer glazed-over eyes and hear the phrase, “It’s all Greek to me,” far less often!

Who Should Attend

Anyone in a STEM-related field or organization who seeks to effectively communicate science to the public and colleagues in unrelated fields who are unfamiliar with your work.

Agenda

  • Intro/Warmup (cellphone/X-ray improv)
  • Pop Talk Example
  • Communicating Science: The Basics and Beyond
  • Beaker/Bagel improv exercise
  • Break
  • Distilling Your Message
  • Break
  • Pop Talks
  • Speed Dating
  • Wrap Up

Course Locations

Date

August 20, 2017

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Venue

TBA

Washington, DC


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $95.00 $95.00

About the Instructor

  • Doug Dollemore

    is a Senior Science Writer at the American Chemical Society. He came to ACS in 2005 following a five-year stint as a Public Affairs Specialist at the National Institutes of Health