Workshop Agenda

2021 schedule


Dr. Cedric Dark


Navigating Public Opinion: Kiah Collier, Dr. Lynn Zechiedrich, Dr. Viviane Callier, Dr. Joe Palca

Scientist to SciCommer: Dr. Audrey Huang, Daisy Chung, Dr. Barbara Gastel

Connecting with Your Community: Anna Kiapes, Roxanne Bogucka, Dr. Sarah MacNaulty

Interactive Workshops

The Do's and Don't's of Science Twitter by Anna Kiapes: Navigating the professional Twitterverse can seem daunting like how does one create the perfect professional account? Is it ok to share professional updates with hilarious cat GIFs? Learn more about Twitter best practices and using the platform professionally.

Creating Engaging and Equitable Science Communication Events by Sarah MacNaulty: Imagine a time not in a pandemic. A time when you can go out of the house and bring science to where people physically are. That's the space we'll be exploring how to make an engaging science experience. We will cover how to make your events accessible to everyone and how best to break out of your academic bubble.

Visualizing Science for the public: Science Communication through graphic stories by Daisy Chung: Explaining complex science to the public can be confusing and intimidating. Engaging your audience to care about the subject matter is even more challenging. In this workshop, Daisy will share from her experience as a science visual communicator and ex-graphics editor at National Geographic innovative ways to emotionally connect people with information through compelling graphics and powerful visual storytelling. The participants are invited to work together during the workshop to transform primary research into accessible information designs with provided tips and examples.

Influencing through Editing: Options, Tips, and Resources by Barbara Gastel: Whatever the audience, skillful editing can help ensure that writing is published, is read—and is influential. Therefore this workshop will provide guidance on editing one’s own and others’ work. The workshop will include tips to follow and checklists to consult. It also will identify resources for editing well, finding good editors, and exploring science-editing careers.

Getting feedback even when you don’t want to hear it by Lynn Zechiedrich: We've all had it happen—criticism or rejection that seems to be based upon race, culture, gender, sexuality, country or state of origin, socioeconomic status, or disability. Here's the bad news: The reality is that even the best-intentioned people harbor bias and bias permeates every decision on awards, publications, funding, and career advancement. While we wait for evaluators to figure out how to best blunt the effects of inherent bias, what can you and I do right now? During this workshop we'll talk about one of the easiest—paying attention to, learning from, and improving ourselves from the feedback anyway.