Thursday, October 3, 2013

Space still available! Science Communication Clinic | Starts Monday | ENVIR 500A

COMPASS Science Communication Clinic Fall 2013 - Finding Your Message -
M & W 1:30-2:50 (October 7-30) in FTR 106 | 1 credit CR/NC

This 4-week, fast-paced workshop is designed for graduate students (2nd
year or later) who are on the cusp of publishing their science and have a
strong desire to get their messages out beyond the ivory tower. Students
will better understand the latest research on effective science
communication and engagement; learn tools for developing clear messages
about complex research findings; and practice talking about what they do -
and it why matters - in clear, lively terms.

This clinic is essential professional development and will fulfill the
prerequisite for future clinics on engaging with the traditional and online
social media in Spring 2014.

*What is COMPASS?*

COMPASS is a non-profit dedicated to helping scientists connect themselves
and their science to the wider world. By giving scientists the
communication tools they need, and by bridging the worlds of science,
journalism, and policy, COMPASS works to ensure that science is better
understood and used by society.

Clinic instructor Heather Galindo is the COMPASS Assistant Director of
Science. She helps connect science and scientists across a diverse range of
topics and catalyze synthesis through workshops, conference symposia,
presentations and peer-reviewed papers.

*How to Apply*

Please send the attached application form to

If the application form didn't make it through as an attachment, either
request one or send an email with the following information:
- Name, affiliation, degree program, expected graduation date.
- Describe your research in 100 words or less.
- What attracted you to the course (2-3 sentences)?
- What do you most hope to walk away with (2-3 sentences)?