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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-SanDiego

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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ComSciCon16 annual report cover

ComSciCon releases 2016 annual report

August 29, 2016

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.

Like previous ComSciCon annual reports, the document features a letter from our Organizing Committee; profiles...

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JoEllen McBride

ComSciCon Attendee Writes & Produces for Voice of America

August 23, 2016

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...

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Becky Nevin's special post on PhD Comics.

ComSciCon alum's research featured in PhD Comics short

August 1, 2016

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...

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