Learn to Communicate Science
U of I Presents AGU’s Sharing Science April 15, 2019
Sharpen your communication skills and learn how to make your research accessible to the public, journalists, stakeholders and politicians through the American Geophysical Union’s Sharing Science workshop on April 15. Faculty, post-doctorates and graduate students from any academic discipline will benefit from this science communication workshop, which will include storytelling and role-playing exercises to help you ditch technical jargon and share your work through social media. Space is limited so register now.
Who is invited: All U of I faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. Room is limited to 30 people so sign up early.
When: Monday, April 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Horizon Room, Idaho Commons
Lunch: Boxed sandwiches provided
Put on by: U of I University Communications and Marketing
Learn more about Sharing Science and the workshop below. A schedule will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.
What is “Sharing Science”?
The program encompasses all of the resources, workshops, hands-on support and opportunities the American Geophysical Union provides to help scientists effectively communicate with broader audiences — including journalists, educators and students, policy makers and the public — about Earth and space science and its importance.
What are some of the program’s goals?
- Helping scientists powerfully convey the value of their work to the public and build important relationships with journalists, policy makers, educators and community groups.
- Making scientists visible, authoritative and accessible voices in their community and the world.
- Breaking down barriers by promoting scientific literacy and helping scientists to be compelling communicators and receptive participants in important conversations.
Why should you participate in the workshop and science communication?
- To increase your research profile.
- To become known as a scientific resource in your community, to forge relationships and to build an ongoing dialogue with the people you interact with every day.
- To practice and improve your science communication skills for a wide variety of audiences.
- Because public opinion matters. The public elect government officials, who in turn fund science.