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Science Communication

Sound familiar?

cards for scientists from their non-scientist relations

What's it about?

Science communication happens researchers share information about their work with non-experts, in ways that any audience can understand.
#scicomm #sciencecommunication

"Science communication is transferring critical scientific findings to various audiences with the intention of informing decision-making processes." (SOURCE: #scicomm  #sciencecommunication

"Health communication is the science and art of using communication to advance the health and well-being of people and populations." (SOURCE: Moody College of Communications, Center for Health Communications) #healthcomm #healthcommunication

"Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit." (SOURCE: #PublicEngagement

"Public engagement with science describes intentional, meaningful interactions that provide opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and members of the public." (SOURCE: #PublicEngagement

"Broader impacts [of research relates to] the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes. ... These broader impacts may be accomplished through the research itself, through activities that are directly related to specific research projects, or through activities that are supported by, but are complementary to, the project." (SOURCE: #BroaderImpacts



When you talk research, will non-experts hear this?

Request a Workshop

I convened the UT Science Communication Interest Group in 2014, after attending the summer institute at what was then the Alda Center for Communicating Science, at Stony Brook University. I offer 60-minute and 90-minute workshops for science and health communication, using improv techniques and other exercises to help attendees develop listening skills, banish jargon, and distill their messages for non-specialist audiences.

To request a workshop, complete this form.

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