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. Read more about ComSciCon 2014 Summary
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.
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.Read more about Congratulations to Kunmi Sobowale, American Scidol Winner!