Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CENV500: Communicating Science to the Public Effectively

*Winter 2016 3 credits (Credit/No Credit)Meets Wednesdays 1:30-4:20 in Fish

This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the
sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific
research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will
present a 20 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered
during the 2016 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.

*In this course, students will:*- Develop and practice several analogies to
distill their research
- Create a variety of concise research-promoting statements
- Practice story-telling and audience consideration
- Use improvisation as a public speaking tool
- Engage in weekly readings and discussions
- Hear from guest speakers on science communication

Space is limited to 15 students, and the course fills quickly, often with
an extensive waiting list. Thus, we have an application process and an
expectation agreement which must be completed for a student to be enrolled.
The student application is available here
<https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/schest/281898>, and must be submitted
by *October 23*.

General information <http://www.engage-science.com/> about Engage: The
Science Speaker Series and Seminar

*What others have written:*

*Science Students Learn to Tell Stories
Seattle Times*

*Crafting the Story Behind the Science
<http://www.artsci.washington.edu/newsletter/Jan11/engage.asp>** A&S
Perspectives Newsletter *

*Designing a Practical Science Communication Curriculum*
 *The Intersection at Discover Blogs*

*Engage Speaker Series: Where science meets storytelling*
<http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/56140> *UW Today *

If you have any questions, please email Robin Banner, rlbanner@uw.edu.