Grad Course on Communicating Science to the Public Effectively – Winter 2013

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)

Winter 2013
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Tuesdays 9:30-12:20 in Fish 203

This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.

In this course, students will:
– Develop and practice several analogies to distill their research
– Create a variety of concise research promoting statements
– Practice story-telling and audience consideration
– Use improvisation as a public speaking tool
– Engage in weekly readings and discussions
– Hear from guest speakers on science communication

General information about Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar

What others have written:
Crafting the Story Behind the Science A&S Perspectives Newsletter

Designing a Practical Science Communication Curriculum The Intersection at Discover Blogs

Engage Speaker Series: Where science meets storytelling UW Today

Questions? Email Jessica Rohde rohdej

EngagePoster.pdf

Engage_Syllabus_2013.pdf

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