Friday, June 7, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has a new professional development program for graduate and professional students at UW, called Emerging Leaders in Service to Society (ELISS)<http://www.aaas.org/cspsp/eliss/>. ELISS helps students learn to collaborate across boundaries to apply their expertise to solutions for society throughout their professional and civic lives. Students from all fields—including professional programs like law and medicine, natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering and the arts—are eligible to apply. It is a competitive program that requires students to volunteer 3-5 hours/week and travel three times during a year-long experience. Students must be enrolled through at least the end of 2014 and obtain permission from their supervisors to participate. To be eligible for the program, students must complete a pre-application by June 14, 2013. More information about ELISS is at <http://engage.washington.edu/site/R?i=99O_ei-8QuGOV4q8LQhnpQ> www.aaas.org/eliss.
Monday, June 3, 2013
In 2013-2014 the Program on the Environment is offering a series of fast-paced, practical short-courses providing essential professional development for upper-level graduate students. You will learn to develop clear messages about complex science, how-to tips for working with reporters, and strategies for using online media effectively.
Clinics are taught as 4-week short-courses that meet each week for two 1.5 hour sessions. Students will earn 1 credit per clinic, on a pass/fail basis. Clinic Zero is a requirement for all subsequent clinics, which are independent of each other and can be taken individually or in sequence.
Clinic 0: Finding Your Message (Autumn)
ENVIR 500A, SLN 14080
1 credit, C/NC
Students will 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 you do - and it why matters - in clear, lively terms.
SCIENCE WRITING FOR IMPACT (Summer & Autumn)*
This class teaches environmental scientists how to write about their field of study using broadly appealing, accessible prose. Students will learn storytelling and descriptive techniques, tune up their jargon radar and practice translating the passive voice of research into lively writing. This course is for graduate students and seniors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENVIR 500A, SLN 14257
TTh 1:10-3:20, Full-term
2 credits, C/NC
ENVIR 500B, SLN 14081
2 credits, C/NC