Training Courses / Workshops

Science Communication 101

Funding is scarce. Anti-science rhetoric is on the rise. Policymakers often fail to grasp the research necessary to make informed decisions in the best interests of their constituents. But empirical data suggest that good science communication both empowers citizens and benefits the careers of scientists. This half-day workshop helps scientists develop communication skills and put those skills into action by:

  • Exploring the empirical benefits of communicating science
  • Learning to answer difficult, controversial, and critical questions from the media
  • Tweeting, blogging, writing op-eds, and presenting research to engage the lay public
  • Preparing policy briefs
  • Engaging with policymakers and funders

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 9; 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jory Weintraub, Duke Initiative for Science and Society
Fee: $45