Some PIOs love it, some loathe it. But virtually all of us must do it at some point: train our institution's researchers to explain their work clearly to non-experts. Whether the audience is school children, journalists, policy makers, donors, or researchers in separate fields, PIOs can play a critical role in making sure our scientists are clear, concise, and confident.
This workshop will feature a panel of PIOs and science communications professionals who enjoy and excel at science communications training. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises, explore online tools, and learn how to overcome the objections of reticent researchers. Whether you train scientists regularly or rarely — or hire outside professionals to do the job — you'll learn new approaches, gain access to time-tested resources, and maybe even enhance your own science communication skills.
Social media hashtag: #TeachSciCommFiles for this session:
Oh Now I Get It.pdf
- Saturday, October 13th, 3:45 pm to 5:00 pmAdd to Calendar
- Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
- Mario AguileraDirector of Communications, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
- Adam Conner-SimonsCommunications and media relations officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), Cambridge, Mass.
- Shane HanlonAGU's Sharing Science program, American Geophysical Union, and producer and co-host of the Story Collider, Washington D.C.
- Robin SmithScience writer, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
- Alisa MachalekSenior science writer, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C.