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.
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