RSVP to join us!

We have a unique opportunity for you to sharpen your science communication skills through a special improv course in the spring. The course is taught by ComedySportz Seattle’s Dave Bogan and Alex Grindeland, and our very own Tim Essington from Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. The focus is on building your improvisation skills, and the instructors say “once you get out of your head, you free up your mind so you can better engage with the audience and judge their interest and comprehension, and speak like a human being, not a robot.”

Join us for a “sneak peek” of what the course will offer on April 14th from noon-2 p.m. at the Atlas Theater! This will be a great time to get your questions answered about the course and how it will help you become a better science communicator.

The full course will be held on campus and will include:

Session One: May 8, 3 to 6 p.m., Finding that Place of Joy – Embracing Mistakes and the Unexpected

Session Two: May 16, 3 to 6 p.m., Thinking on Your Feet – Being in the Moment

Session Three: May 22, 3 to 6 p.m., Communicating to Engage, Connect, and Be Understood

This course is designed for faculty, postdocs and research staff, and participation is free.

Please RSVP to let us know you’re interested!