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Nearly 1000 applications received for ComSciCon 2015

Nearly 1000 applications received for ComSciCon 2015

March 2, 2015

The application period for the ComSciCon 2015 national workshop has now ended, and nearly 1000 graduate students from universities across the United States have applied to attend.

The applications are under review now by our graduate student Organizing Committee, with admissions announcements to be made on March 23rd. 

With more than 970 applications in total, we received the highest volume of applications ever for a ComSciCon workshop.  Each application will be anonymized and read by at least two reviewers.

ComSciCon 2014 Summary

ComSciCon 2014 Summary

September 7, 2014

As we did after last year's ComSciCon workshop, we have now released a document that summarizes and reflects upon the activities and outcomes of the ComSciCon 2014 National Leadership Workshop. The event brought together 50 of the brightest graduate student science communicators from around the country to participate in panel discussions, writing and editing practice, networking, and much more.

ComSciCon14 Write-a-thon piece published on fitibit blog

ComSciCon14 Write-a-thon piece published on fitibit blog

August 14, 2014

ComSciCon14 attendee Jaan Altosaar founded Useful Science, a website that distills research into one sentence summaries.  During the ComSciCon Write-a-thon Jaan took seven of these sentences and turned it into an article focusing on personal wellness.  Recently, with editing help he received from his fellow ComSciCon attendees and expert panelists, Jaan had his piece published on the fitbit blog.  

Congratulations to Kunmi Sobowale, American Scidol Winner!

Congratulations to Kunmi Sobowale, American Scidol Winner!

June 14, 2014

ComSciCon 2014 featured the first-ever American Scidol competition, which featured 10 brave ComSciCon attendees presenting short, digestible “pop talks” of their research for the public - and for the judges - at the MIT museum. Held on Saturday afternoon, after all the panels, meals, and main events, American Scidol gave the competitors a chance to practice what they had learned over the workshop, and the audience the opportunity to hear the judges’ feedback and science communication tips, as well as to vote on their favorites.