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Megan Litwhiler at ComSciCon15

ComSciCon-SciWri Alum Reflects on Path to Museum of Science

February 13, 2016

One of the most exciting outcomes of our ComSciCon workshops is the enduring impacts that they have on the professional direction and nascent careers of our graduate student attendees. We touched base with Megan Litwhiler, an alum of two ComSciCon events, this week as she settles into her new position in Research Communications at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Cover of the ComSciCon 2015 annual report

ComSciCon's 2015 Annual Report

October 25, 2015

ComSciCon has issued its third annual report, documenting the organization of our 2015 flagship national workshop which took place in June, the launch of four new ComSciCon-local and specialized workshop franchises around the country, and evaluating the impacts of our programming through quantified outcomes, longitudinal reporting on several participants, and personal testimony from attendees and invited experts.

Early success for a journalism career ‘jump-started’ by ComSciCon

Early success for a journalism career ‘jump-started’ by ComSciCon

September 24, 2015

Just two years on from the launch of ComSciCon, some of the longitudinal impacts of our programming on the graduate students who participate in ComSciCon workshops are already emerging.  Here we check in with one ComSciCon alumna whose tremendous talent and skill for science communication, amplified by the connections and experiences she gained at ComSciCon, has catapulted her to remarkable success in the field of science journalism.

 

Reflecting on ComSciCon-Cornell, a regional workshop for upstate New York

Reflecting on ComSciCon-Cornell, a regional workshop for upstate New York

July 22, 2015

The culminating session at the national ComSciCon workshop of 2014 had one goal in mind: appeal to attendees to hold a local version of the workshop back at their home institutions. This goal was necessary, given that at the time approximately 850 STEM graduate students from around the country had applied for a mere 50 slots available at the national workshop. 

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.