Communicating Science to the Public
Friday, December 14, 2012
The New York Academy of Sciences
Presented by Science Alliance
This workshop teaches presentation strategies for scientists to effectively communicate their work to the general public. The workshop focuses on the structure, content, and delivery style choices that scientists should consider to make their work engaging and understandable for a general audience. This is an interactive workshop in which participants will actively engage in exercises and analysis of video examples in order to develop ideas about how to communicate about their own work more effectively. This workshop is relevant to scientists that have to communicate about their research to the general public or to individuals outside of their field.
*Reception to follow event.
This event will also be broadcast as a webinar; registration is required.
|Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)||$30|
Melissa Marshall, MA
Pennsylvania State University
Melissa Marshall is a lecturer of Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, where she has been teaching since 2004. Marshall works with the College of Engineering to design and implement effective teaching methods of communication skills for engineering and science students. Marshall codeveloped and is the lead instructor for the Effective Scientific Presentations course that is offered to engineering students at Penn State.
In addition to teaching at Penn State, Marshall gives invited lectures and workshops at other institutions. She teaches a workshop entitled "The Craft of Scientific Presentations," a short course for graduate students, faculty, and professionals that seek to make their research presentations more memorable, understandable, and persuasive. Among the institutions where Marshall has been invited to lecture are Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medical College, Harvard Medical School, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Laval University (Quebec), and the National Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (a division of the CDC). Additionally, Marshall provides annual scientific communication workshops to the Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway. In March 2009 she was invited to co-teach a national course on scientific communication to Norwegian PhD students in the science fields. This course took place in Oslo as a national effort by Norwegian universities and companies to improve the technical communication skills of their PhD students.
Marshall holds a BA in Advertising/Public Relations, a BA in Communication Arts and Sciences, and a MA in Communication Arts and Sciences, all from Pennsylvania State University.
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