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ComSciCon-Atlanta 2018 annual report cover page

Looking back at ComSciCon's first Atlanta event

June 1, 2018

Each year at our flagship annual workshop, ComSciCon attendees spend three full days embedded in a community of phenomenal science communicators from across the US and Canada, sharing strategies, ideas, and best practices for how to communicate science passionately and effectively.  Because the scope of that event can't possibly meet the enormous need and demand for science communication discussion and programming among graduate students, one of the most important outcomes from our flagship event is the creation of ComSciCon franchises that bring the opportunity to have those...

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ComSciCon looks back on its fifth year with 2017 annual report

October 21, 2017

ComSciCon has issued its fifth annual report, documenting the organization of our 2017 flagship national workshop which took place in June, the launch of new ComSciCon-local workshop franchises in Houston, the Pacific-Northwest, and the Rocky Mountains and the continued operation of our existing franchises around the country, and the success of new programming elements including our partnership with Story Collider and the growth of our BiteScis program for K12 educators.

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ComSciCon-PNW 2017 group photo

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.

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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...

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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.

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ComSciCon-Chicago 2016

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...

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