From: Communicating Science 2016 Workshop [mailto:[log in to unmask]
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 11:23 AM
To: Maryann Romski
Subject: Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop for graduate students in June 2016
To whom it may concern:
We're writing to ask for your help in alerting graduate students at Georgia State University to a national workshop on science communication that they may be interested in attending. The workshop will be held in Cambridge, MA June 9-11th and is free of charge
to attend. We have funding available to accommodate and reimburse travel expenses for non-local students and I very much hope that we have the opportunity to bring one or more students from your university to the workshop through this program.
If you think your students (masters or doctoral) may wish to apply for the workshop, we hope you will please share with them the information attached below. We will be very grateful to you for your help in reaching them before the application deadline on March
If you feel you are not the best person at your institution to reach out to, we would be very grateful for you to forward our request along, and/or notify us of the proper recipient.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns we can address, and thank you for your consideration.
Ben Cook and Rodrigo Garcia
Chairs, Local Organizing Committee for the ComSciCon 2016 Workshop
To all graduate students in science, technology, health, mathematics, and related fields at Georgia State University:
Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2016 workshop (
> ), to be held in Cambridge, MA on June
9-11th, 2016. 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 through Media Outlets
* Communicating through Policy and Advocacy
* Communicating through Creative Outlets and Storytelling
* Communicating through Education and Outreach
* Communicating with Diverse Audiences
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, over 300 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 over 50 articles written at the conference in popular publications with national impact, and formed lasting networks with our student alumni and invited experts.
You can visit http://comscicon.com/
> to submit an application or learn more about our past workshop programs and participants. If you have any questions or concerns,
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This workshop is sponsored by Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Astronomical Society, and Microsoft