Update #3: Accepted attendees must email confirmation of attendance to ComSciCon-Atlanta by January 15 (email and mail in a confirmation check for $50. The check should be made payable to the Georgia Institute of Technology, and be sent to the address below:

Georgia Institute of Technology 

Ford Environmental Sci. & Tech Rm. 3221 

C/O Laura Mast 

311 Ferst Drive 

Atlanta, GA 30332




Update #2: We closed applications on December 1, 2017, at midnight as planned. We are so thrilled to have so much interest in this workshop- over 120 applicants! We will announce our accepted attendees on December 15, and will need to confirm by January 15. We will send more details via email.


Update #1: We've received a few notifications that applicants on university networks (both wifi and connected by ethernet) are having troubles accessing the Application link. If this happens to you, please try accessing the link on a different network (wifi at home, coffeeshop, etc.) or try removing the https:// portion of the web address (pro tip from one applicant). If you still have issues, please contact us at


Attendance at ComSciCon-Atlanta is free, and parking adjacent to our venue will be covered. ComSciCon-Atlanta is intended to serve graduate students throughout the Southeast- at this time, we are not able to offer housing. Please contact us if this is a significant barrier to your attendance.

We anticipate that application will be competitive. With that in mind, please prepare your applications thoughtfully! ​

The application itself will take approximately 10 minutes, and requires short responses to three prompts. It also contains other questions on demographics that will not be used to evaluate your application.

You may not edit your application prior to submission, so we recommend that you prepare your responses prior to beginning the application. The prompts are below.

For each response, you may write no more than 500 characters (including spaces). This is approximately 100 words.

Question 1: Describe your previous experience in science communication.

Describe one or more science communication efforts you've been involved in. These could include participation or leadership in student organizations, contributions to science outreach programs, blogging or other writing for the general public, activity on social media, or other experiences. Try to focus on anything you've done outside of your regular duties as a graduate student. ​ ​

Question 2: How would you describe your research to the general public?​ ​ ​

Imagine you are asked about your research by a neighbor with no experience in your field. How would you describe the work that you do in an accurate, but exciting and engaging way? ​

Question 3: Why do you want to attend the ComSciCon-local workshop?

Explain how attending would help or influence your studies and your future career.

To access the application, please copy and paste the link below into your browser. If you have trouble accessing the link, please try on a different wifi network, or email us at will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

The application will close on December 1, and accepted students will be notified December 15. We look forward to reading your applications!