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ComSciCon debuts in the Pacific Northwest

April 14, 2017

This post was authored by Eleanor Lutz and the Organizing Committee of ComSciCon-PNW 2017

This spring, we held the first ComSciCon conference in the Pacific Northwest. The two-day event took place in the heart of Seattle at the Google Fremont campus on March 24 and 25, and brought together 60 graduate students and science communication experts. Throughout both days, we heard short one-minute “pop talks” from attendees about their research and enjoyed ample breaks to facilitate networking.

Our workshop started off with a panel on Public Engagement… Read more about ComSciCon debuts in the Pacific Northwest

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ComSciCon-Triangle Student Publication Wins Journalism Award

April 2, 2017

"I haven’t succeeded yet, but I’ll get there," ComSciCon-Triangle attendee Brenda Yang wrote of her own reconciliation of the effects of imposter syndrome.  

In her ComSciCon write-a-thon piece, Brenda used her own personal narrative as a student and a teacher to explicate and enliven the literature around this psychological symptom that seems… Read more about ComSciCon-Triangle Student Publication Wins Journalism Award

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Apply Now for the ComSciCon17 National Workshop

January 3, 2017

We are excited to annouce the 5th annual ComSciCon National Workshop, happening June 8th-10th, 2017 in Cambridge, MA! Applications are now open, and will be accepted through March 1st.  Visit this page to apply.

Graduate students at U.S. institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

As for past ComSciCon national workshops, acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free and travel support and… Read more about Apply Now for the ComSciCon17 National Workshop

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Apply now for ComSciCon in the Pacific Northwest!

November 9, 2016

 

We are pleased to announce the inaugural ComSciCon-Pacific Northwest, which will take place on March 24 and 25, 2017 at Google Seattle. This unique professional development experience will provide STEM graduate students with a fantastic opportunity to meet leaders in the communication of research from across the region, learn from a remarkable group of invited experts, and produce an original work communicating scholarly research to a new audience.

 

The two-day event will include panels on Public… Read more about Apply now for ComSciCon in the Pacific Northwest!

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ComSciCon Arrives on the West Coast: ComSciCon-San Diego

September 19, 2016

This post was authored by Rose Hendricks and the Organizing Committee of ComSciCon-SanDiego 2016.

Set serenely atop a high-rise overlooking the Pacific Ocean, ComSciCon-San Diego included a keynote by scientist and zombie expert Bradley Voytek, four expert panels, two hands-on writing workshops, and two additional professional development workshops.

We opened the workshop with a… Read more about ComSciCon Arrives on the West Coast: ComSciCon-San Diego

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ComSciCon-Chicago hosts second annual conference

September 10, 2016

On August 6th & 7th 2016, the ComSciCon-Chicago organizing team hosted its second annual conference at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center. The event brought 50 graduate students together from 12 different institutions including Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Additionally, a number of attendees came from as far as Oregon State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the… Read more about ComSciCon-Chicago hosts second annual conference

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ComSciCon releases 2016 annual report

August 29, 2016

ComSciCon has issued its fourth annual report, documenting the organization of our 2016 flagship national workshop which took place in June, the launch of new and continuing ComSciCon-local workshop franchises around the country, and evaluating the impacts of our programming through longitudinal reporting on participants and personal testimony from attendees and invited experts.

Like previous ComSciCon annual reports, the document features a letter from our Organizing Committee; profiles of our attendees, invited experts, and alums;… Read more about ComSciCon releases 2016 annual report

JoEllen McBride

ComSciCon Attendee Writes & Produces for Voice of America

August 23, 2016

As anyone deep into an interesting career can tell you, sometimes an unexpected path can deliver you to the best possible destination.  ComSciCon-Triangle 2015 attendee JoEllen McBride learned this truth right at the start of her career.

She started exploring careers in science communication after her PhD work in astrophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill overturned her pre-conceptions about research in astronomy. … Read more about ComSciCon Attendee Writes & Produces for Voice of America