3MT feedback

Submitted by ebeaury on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:32

Hey guys! I'm interested in hearing some individual feedback about my 3MT. For anyone else who is also interested in giving/receiving comments, reply to this thread of the following (just a suggestion, feel free to do whatever you want) for each/or some of the presentations:

-A comment on the visuals

-Something the presenter did well

-Something the presenter could improve

If you do not wish to hear feedback, maybe also leave a comment or email the group that you would like to be left out. Sound good???

Week 6 - My Life as an Engaged Faculty Member with Dr. Diane Kelly

Submitted by dnavon on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:12

Hi all!  I hope you found this week's guest interview useful.  We had a fantastic chat with Dr. Diane Kelly, the self-professed "other penis lady" of UMass's faculty.  Topics ranged from how to get paid as a science writer to the best way to communicate with a variety of audiences.  Mostly, you all drove the interview by asking Dr.

Week 5 - 3MT Presentations

Submitted by dnavon on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:39

Hi all!  Fantastic job with your 3MT presentations this week.  You were all brilliant!  Remember - practice makes perfect, and you're just starting out.  Keep practicing!   We're striving to develop narrative intuition, or an instinctive feel for what makes a good story.  You can find examples of good (and bad!) stories all over science as well as in society.  When you watch a presentation from here on out, try to challenge yourself to answer the following questions: What is the story they are trying to tell?  What's the goal of this research?

Week 3 - "Finding the Story Behind Your Research" with Tim Miller

Submitted by dnavon on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:12

Instead of writing a summary about this week's class, I decided to publish my sketchnotes from last year's talk (see above).  Sketchnoting can be a great way to engage with seminar content WHILE creating sci comm materials!  I learned about sketchnoting at this year's conference for the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, and I've been practicing it ever since.  We humans are visual creatures, so communicating with more visual media is always encouraged!  We'll talk more about that later in the semester ;)

Week 4 - Workshopping a Narrative Structure

Submitted by dnavon on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:53

This week we continued to delve into the world of narrative structure, which formally is the structural framework that underlies the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to an audience.  For our purposes - narrative structure is all the decisions that you make about how to convey your information to your particular audience based on your particular goals.

Week 2 - Elevator Pitch Workshop

Submitted by dnavon on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:52

This week we had 4 very special guests visit our class: Shana Passonno, Heidi Bauer-Clapp, Dean Krauthamer, and Trevor Baptiste!  Shana, Heidi, and Trevor all work in the Office of Professional Development, which is a fantastic resource if you haven't already been exposed to it, and have been critical in helping me find (and afford) guest speakers for this course. Dean Krauthamer is the Dean of the Grad School.

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