Communicating Science 2013 (ComSciCom13)

Organization: Astrobites and Chembites

Venue: Microsoft New England Research and Development Center

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2013 / 8:30 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2013 / 12:00 pm - (EST)
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2013 Time: 17:00:00 - (EST)
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Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2013 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA in June 13-15th, 2013.  Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply - funding is available for travel expenses and accommodations.   Participants will build the communication skills that technical professionals need to express complex ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public.  There will be panel discussions on the following topics: * Engaging Non-Scientific Audiences * Science Writing for a Cause * Communicating Science Through Fiction * Sharing Science with Scientists * The World of Non-Academic Publishing * Communicating using Multimedia and the Web In addition to these discussions, ample time is allotted for interacting with the experts and with attendees from throughout the country to develop new science outreach collaborations.  Workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and professional science communicators.   The workshop is organized by the graduate students authors of Astrobites ( and Chembites ( and supported by Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences.



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