Register for Alan Alda Science Communication Workshops by January 19

Submitted on January 4, 2018

Do you ever wonder what makes a successful science communicator?
Do you wish you knew how to effectively communicate your research to a variety of audiences?

Come learn how to be not just a successful science communicator, but a remarkable science communicator, from the experts at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science® at Stony Brook University!

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice is excited to host two, two-day interactive training workshops on science
communication at the University of Arizona. The 2018 workshops will be offered at the UA main campus in the ENR2 Building on February 6-7, and February 8-9, 2018.

What you’ll learn:

  • Day One: See and be seen, Designing and delivering a vivid message
  • Day Two: Relating to your audience, Crafting stories of science, Practicing to perform

“The goal of the Alda Center’s Science Communication Workshops is to help participants learn to communicate more effectively
with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media, students, potential employers or funders,
and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, we will focus on fundamental skills —
knowing your audience, connecting with your audience, and speaking clearly and conversationally about your work and why it
matters.”

Who should attend:

  • University of Arizona faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students
  • Tucson community members working in environment and social justice
  • Anyone interested in being a better communicator!

Cost:

  • $100.00 per attendee - breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the cost
  • Scholarships are available for community members and graduate students whose advisors are not able to cover the workshop fees

Registration:
The workshop is filled on a first-come/first-served basis and will consider the need for diverse demographics.

  • Email arin@email.arizona.edu by Friday January 19, 2018
  • Include “Alda Center Workshop” in the subject line
  • Indicate your preference and availability for Workshop 1 (Tuesday – Wednesday, Feb. 6-7, 2018) or Workshop 2 (Thursday – Friday, Feb. 8-9, 2018) as both workshops offer the same content 
  • Indicate your commitment to participate in the full 2 days of the workshop, and whether you are seeking ascholarship for workshop costs.

What UofA 2017 participants shared after completing their Alan Alda Science Communication Workshop:

  • “I found the program to be very enriching, well run, thought provoking, and inspiring. The participation in this intense workshop essentially also served as a team building activity for the participants.”
  • “Science communication is particularly important for graduate students who are going to take on upcoming challenges with science, policy, decision making and community.”
  • “I found that it even helped during a job interview in which I was communicating my research to a group of researchers in fields other than mine.”
  • “This experience was absolutely wonderful. I truly appreciate the opportunity to participate in this program.”

For more info visit the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science: www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org