Science Communication Workshop for Grad Students

Here’s something fun and innovative: Communicating Science 2013, a workshop this June by and for graduate students in science. It’s been put together by some of the grad students who run astrobites and chembites, online surveys of recent interesting papers in their respective fields. (So who is going to take up the challenge and start physbites?) Details below, as provided by co-organizer Susanna Kohler.

Applications are now open (http://workshop.astrobites.com/) for the Communicating Science 2013 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA in June 13-15th, 2013. Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply – funding is available for travel expenses and
accommodations.

Participants will build the communication skills that technical professionals need to express complex ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public. There will be panel discussions on the following topics:

* Engaging Non-Scientific Audiences
* Science Writing for a Cause
* Communicating Science Through Fiction
* Sharing Science with Scientists
* The World of Non-Academic Publishing
* Communicating using Multimedia and the Web

In addition to these discussions, ample time is allotted for interacting with the experts and with attendees from throughout the country to develop new science outreach collaborations. Workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and professional science communicators.

The workshop is organized by the graduate students authors of Astrobites (astrobites.org) and Chembites (chembites.org) and supported by Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Seems like a great event, sorry I’m not going to be there myself.

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2 Responses to Science Communication Workshop for Grad Students

  1. john naddaf says:

    i realise that not being a grad student may hinder my chances of being invited to attend…so i prepared a short paragraph detailing some of my research in time…wasnt sure where to post it so im leaving it here in the hope some would direct it to the right place…the workshop would greatly advance my research,and believe my research would be of great significance to science…here goes: trying to correct time…spacetime is 3dimentions of space,,and an infinite singular multidimentional time…each unit of plank(for lack of a better word) time is a dimention in itself…no two positions(coordinates) in spacetime are repeated,space coordinates may remain unchanged,but positions in time order never repeat…i realise the wave particle duality of quantum systems disagrees with my previous statement,,,that however is only on the surface,if we were to dwelve deeper into the previous conjecture,we find it not only predicts the observation of wave particle duality,but in doing so it also explains the how and why with a degree of certainty unprecedented in quantum theory…
    just a quick summary of part of my research…just to wet the appetite,a pre entre lets say,before a 7 course banquet…

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