Hey students: are you wondering how to make sure that your research makes a difference in the world? Do you want to enhance your ability to explain your science to family and friends? Maybe you’d like to practice public speaking? Check out the seminar from Engage, and learn how to communicate science to the public more effectively. The seminar includes the opportunity to present your research at Seattle Town Hall! Sign up today!

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500)
Winter 2013
3 credits (Credit/No Credit)
Meets Tuesdays 9:30-12:20 in Fish 203
This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.

In this course, students will:
– Develop and practice several analogies to distill their research
– Create a variety of concise research promoting statements
– Practice story-telling and audience consideration
– Use improvisation as a public speaking tool
– Engage in weekly readings and discussions
– Hear from guest speakers on science communication

General information about Engage: The Science Speaker Series and Seminar

What others have written:
Crafting the Story Behind the Science A&S Perspectives Newsletter
Designing a Practical Science Communication Curriculum The Intersection at Discover Blogs
Engage Speaker Series: Where science meets storytelling UW Today

Questions?  Email Jessica Rohde rohdej@uw.edu