In partnership with the Brain Research Institute (BRI) and the Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB), we are happy to announce the inaugural SciComm Award!
16 lucky students will get to attend an immersive, hands-on science communication workshop put on by the prestigious Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Taught by faculty from Stony Brook, the workshop combines effective messaging with improvisational theater-based techniques to help scientists connect with their audience and translate their research.
Learning to shape your research into a memorable and compelling story
Minimizing jargon and increasing clarity
Learning how to interact with your audience and shape your narrative
The 3-hour live session will be on May 7th, 2021 at 10am PST. More details below.
Applications are due by April 26th
The Alan Alda Center is one of the most prestigious institutions for science communication training. Taught by Stony Brook faculty, this course offers effective communication strategies and techniques that invite others to explore science and its significance. It is designed to help scientists connect with others, whether virtually or in person.
Usually cost-prohibitive for students, this course is a fantastic way to develop your communication skills. Crafting effective narratives around research is invaluable to all graduate students, whether you are hoping to use these skills to improve your writing for scientific articles or grants, enhance your presentation style for conferences or lectures, engage in outreach to local communities, or even just elevate how you tell your friends and family about what you spend your days doing.