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Communicating Science (ComSciCon) National Workship for Graduate Students - June 2015

Mon Mar 2, 2015 • Calendars: Homepage

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ComSciCon - The Communicating Science workshop for graduate students

Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2015 workshop (http://comscicon.com/apply-comscicon15), to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 18-20th, 2015.  Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply.  The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance of the workshop is free and travel support will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other 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:

- Communicating with Non-Scientific Audiences
- Science Communication in Popular Culture
- Communicating as a Science Advocate
- Multimedia Communication for Scientists
- Addressing Diversity through Communication

In addition to these discussions, ample time is allotted for interacting with the experts and with attendees from throughout the country to discuss science communication and develop science outreach collaborations.  Workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and professional science communicators, including journalists, authors, public policy advocates, educators, and more.

Founded in 2013 by graduate students at Harvard University and MIT, 150 graduate students nationwide have already participated in ComSciCon programs.  Attendees have founded new science communication organizations in collaboration with other students at the event, published more than 25 articles written at the conference in popular publications with national impact, and formed lasting networks with our student alumni and invited experts.  Visit http://comscicon.com/programs to learn more about our past workshop programs and participants. 

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