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.
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
Virtually all ComSciCon participants are striving to bring their own research to a wider audience, seeking to produce impacts that reverberate far beyond the limited group of specialists in their own academic field to the broader public.
Some ComSciCon grad students achieve this through interaction with mainstream media outlets that have large established audiences. Others develop multimedia projects that can appeal to more than just the hyper-science literate through film or the web. And some translate their work into accessible and engaging terms that present