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Taking a closer look at how to build systemic communication capacity for graduate students in the STEM disciplines.
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It Sounds Almost Like Stereo: Elizabeth Bass on Improvisational Acting with Scientists : Soapbox Science

It Sounds Almost Like Stereo: Elizabeth Bass on Improvisational Acting with Scientists : Soapbox Science | GradSciComm | Scoop.it
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Science communication training: raising the bar inside and outside academia

Science communication training: raising the bar inside and outside academia | GradSciComm | Scoop.it
This week two newspapers featured school seminars that help graduate students communicate their science to general audiences. The Seattle Times featured Engage Science from University of Washington...
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#GradSciComm: How COMPASS is Answering the National Demand for Science Communication Training

#GradSciComm: How COMPASS is Answering the National Demand for Science Communication Training | GradSciComm | Scoop.it
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First public discussion of the COMPASS-led effort to understand and expand national science communication training capacity.

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U. of Washington Course: Science Students Learning ‘to Tell Stories’ | The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media

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"Doughton’s article also reports a science writing teacher, Deborah Illman, offering a word of caution to scientists: “A mistake many scientists make is to view the public as empty vessels, waiting to be filled with the knowledge that will inspire them to line up behind the same agendas as scientists,” Doughton wrote in paraphrasing Illman. And that’s the case even if it’s only to support funding for scientific research.

 

In reality, “people make decisions based on many factors, including emotions and values. Scientists who approach public outreach with a strident agenda can turn people off,” Doughton wrote.

 

She also reported a student instructor’s commitment that the UW course “focuses more on conveying the students’ excitement about science than pushing a point of view.”

 

Now… if only there were more courses for science students taking a similar approach."

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Science students learn to tell stories

Science students learn to tell stories | GradSciComm | Scoop.it
Graduate students practice public speaking that conveys the excitement of scientific research without getting bogged down in jargon. Then they put their skills to work at Town Hall Seattle.
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