ComSciCon-AAS 2019

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When: June 9th and 13th, 2019

Where: St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

 

The application to attend ComSciCon-AAS is now open. Applications are due by April 2, 2019.

 

The ComSciCon (Communicating Science Conference) workshop series is partnering with AAS to bring a
science communication training workshop to the 234th AAS meeting in St. Louis! We invite interested graduate students to apply for ComSciCon-AAS, a free 1.5-day workshop intended to amplify the reach of the highly successful ComSciCon flagship workshop that has been held annually since 2013. Our goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences. We especially encourage interested graduate students with little science communication or outreach experience to apply. Senior undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate researchers, and postdoctoral researchers are also welcome to apply, though preference will be given to graduate students.


ComSciCon is a unique professional development program focused on science communication skills, organized both by and for STEM graduate students. The program will consist of several panel sessions with invited professionals from AAS and the local St. Louis area, writing sessions where workshop participants hone their skills, structured in-person peer- and expert-review of writing, and a non-panel workshop to target a useful skill in science communication (topic could be data visualization, science storytelling, or improvisation, for example).


During the workshop, you will:

  • Learn techniques to improve written and oral science communication.
  • Learn from professionals in topics relevant to science communication, including journalists or educators.
  • Connect with diverse leaders in both astronomy and science communication and grow your professional networks.
  • Produce an original piece of peer- and expert-reviewed science writing that can be published in one of ComSciCon’s partner outlets.
  • Become part of the extensive ComSciCon alumni base and make new connections in astronomy and science communication.
  • Receive free food!


Any questions may be directed to aas@comscicon.org.