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Saturday, March 02 - Sunday, March 03, 2019
Comm 5660 Communication Workshop

Communication Workshop: This weekend workshop trains researchers in the sciences (including natural sciences, engineering, experimental social sciences, etc.) to communicate effectively with non scientists such as policy makers, political stakeholders, the media, and the general public. Training activities may include role-play, reading/discussion, writing press releases and other outreach materials, and discussion with invited speakers.

COMM 5660 Communication Workshop (1 cr. B. Lewenstein)

March 1

4:30-7:00 pm Opportunities for Public Communication of Science Panel open to the public

  • Ellen George, PhD student, Natural Resources, and active producer of social media for both research and outreach purposes. See @greatlakescisco on Twitter!
  • Stephanie  Hamilton, PhD student in Physics at University of Michigan, contributor to astrobites, workshop coordinator at UM’s RELATE science communication and community engagement project.
  • Cindy Leifer, Associate Professor of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (). Co-host of “Immune” podcast.
  • Tom Seeley, Horace White Professor in Biology, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Author of Honeybee Democracy (2010) and other books.

6:00 pm Pizza & veggies, informal discussion

March 2 & 3

9:00 am - 5:00 pm See course syllabus here.

NOTE: There IS space in the course. Please contact Prof. Lewenstein if you want to attend.

This course is supported by the Department of Communication, the Cornell BEST Program, and an Engaged Cornell grant in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Sciences Comparative Cancer Biology Program.

143 Plant Science Building
4:30-7pm Fri eve
9-5pm Sat and Sun
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