Science Communication workshop
April 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
COMM 5660 (1 cr. B. Lewenstein, course #13779) A weekend workshop offered fall and spring that trains researchers in the sciences (including natural sciences, engineering, experimental social sciences, etc.) to communicate effectively with non-scientists such as policymakers, political stakeholders, the media, and the general public. Training activities may include role-play, reading/discussion, writing press releases and other outreach materials, and discussion with invited speakers.
Agenda and syllabus
April 17 & 18 from 9am-5pm each day
The full syllabus is shared after enrollment via Canvas. The weekend is conducted virtually.
Opportunities for Public Communication of Science kicked off with a panel of speakers who shared the diverse ways in which they communicate science to public audiences. A virtual happy hour and informal discussion followed. This public portion of COMM 5660 Science Communication Workshop taught by Bruce Lewenstein was recorded on March 5.
- Julia Nolte, PhD student in Human Development at Cornell. An alum of this course just last year, and now already a published #scicomm-er, e.g. in Nature, Stories in Science, and Inside Higher Ed
- Sarah Perdue, Cornell PhD ’11. Director of Communications, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. An alum of an earlier version of this course
- Ariel Zych, Cornell BS ’07. Education Director, Science Friday
- Mark Sarvary, Cornell PhD ’06. Director of Cornell’s Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories, producer of Locally-Sourced Science podcast and other examples of public communication of science and technology