Programs

ComSciCon organizes two types of workshops for graduate students:

ComSciCon national workshops

Rob Lue at ComSciCon13

These annual summer workshops, held in Boston, MA, are open to graduate students nationwide, and are free to attend for accepted applicants.  Our goal is to empower future leaders in technical communication to share the results from research in their field to broad and diverse audiences, not just practitioners in their fields.   For more information about ComSciCon national workshops, read about our inaugural 2013 event.

Applications for the workshops are open to graduate students from all fields of science and engineering who are interested in becoming leaders in effectively communicate their research to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.  The most recent national ComSciCon workshop was held in June 2017, and the 2018 workshop is coming soon!

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ComSciCon-local workshops

ComSciCon endeavours to offer local workshops for specific graduate student communities at individual universities or regions.  Like the summer workshops, attendees learn and practice valuable skills for communicating their research and scholarship in their field to broad and diverse audiences, while interacting with leaders in technical communication from their local region.

Local Workshops in 2018

For the first time ever, ComSciCon is coming to Atlanta (ComSciCon-Atlanta 2018, March 1-2), and recurring workshops have been announced for Houston (ComSciCon-Houston 2018, March 10 & 17), the Pacific Northwest (ComSciCon-PNW 2018, March 16-17), and the North-Carolina Research Triangle (ComSciCon-Triangle 2018, March 24 & April 7). This list will continue to expand throughout the year, so check back soon! You can also sign up for our mailing list to hear when new local workshops are announced.

Past Local Workshops

The first ComSciCon-local workshop was held in Cambridge, MA in January 2014.  ComSciCon-local workshops in other regions are organized by alumni of ComSciCon national workshops. 

In 2015, local workshops were held at Cornell, the North Carolina research triangleChicago, and our ComSciCon-SciWri15 program took place in coordination with ScienceWriters2015.

For 2016, local workshops took place in New York (ComSciCon-Cornell 2016), Chicago (ComSciCon-Chicago 2016), the Research Triangle (ComSciCon-Triangle 2016), and, for the first time, in Southern California (ComSciCon-San Diego 2016).

In 2017, brand new workshops were held in the Pacific Northwest (ComSciCon-PNW 2017),  Houston (ComSciCon-Houston 2017) and the Rocky Mountain West (ComSciCon-RMW 2017). Recurring workshops continued in New York (ComSciCon-Cornell 2017), the North-Carolina Research Triangle (ComSciCon-Triangle 2017), Chicago (ComSciCon-Chicago 2017), and San Diego (ComSciCon-San Diego 2017).

Panel discussion at ComSciCon'13

BiteScis K12 Program

BiteScis has a dual mission to increase the interaction between the broad base of practicing researchers in science—graduate students—and the K12 classroom.  Founded by ComSciCon organizers and advised by a board of experts in education from across the contry, the BiteScis program will create a new web resource focused on making the methods and modern practice of scientific research accessible to the next generation of scientists.