Our very own blog!!!
By non-technical partner, Marisha explained she means anyone who doesn't know as much as you do about a topic. That's... almost everyone, if you're talking about your research, right?
This time we'll be more informal than when we did our elevator talks.
To prepare for this, you should play around with UP-GOER FIVE TEXT EDITOR, if you haven't already. It's extremely challenging to explain science with only the 1000 most used words.
I'm not saying you should always explain science this way, but it'll catch all the jargon and push you to simplify.
ASSIGNMENT (due before Monday)
And now it’s time to write another post!!! :)
This one is due any time next week (the week of April 11).
Again, it should be ≥ 750 words on any STEM topic.
This time, you can try writing it as a news-style post (or not - these posts are designed to help you stretch and grow as a science communicator, they should NOT make you feel constrained and/or anxious!).
We also had other special guests in attendance, including Dr. Markowitz’s Public Engagement and Communication class, among others.
Connie spoke about her winding journey from her youth, through academia, and into outreach.
Write a ≥ 750 word blog post on http://scicommumass.blogspot.com/
Any STEM topic (yes, it must be STEM):
Instructions for posting on the blogspot website (thanks, Kit!):
Another science communication workshop came up via the ECOLOG-L listserv. Check it out! Applications close March 30th.
"Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to apply for the 2016 Communicating Science Workshop on Friday, July 15th, 2016 and Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.