Our vision is to see more scientists engage effectively in the public discourse about the environment. Through communication trainings, coaching and real-world connections, we empower researchers to build the communication skills, networks, and relationships they need to realize this vision..
Are you interested in improving your science communication skills using a method developed by Alan Alda (yes, from M*A*S*H)? The Alda center uses improvisation-based techniques to train science professionals to communicate about science. Their workshops draw from Alda's years of experience in improv comedy and his experience hosting the PBS series, Scientific American Frontiers. You can read more about the Alda center here: https://www.aldacenter.org/ We've heard from others in the scicomm community that the Alda Center's workshops and... Read more about Alda Center for Science Communication Plenary Session
The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) posts video recordings of their events. These cover a variety of topics related to career and professional development - from mentoring to scientific communication to career exploration and the job search.
This guide from the GSAS Fellowships Office contains information on a myriad of topics, from GSAS PhD Outcomes to fellowship applications (including sample applications) to advice on goal setting and making the most of your relationship with your advisor.
This HMS course prepares students for the demands of writing in the medical sciences. The class has two linked agendas: students will learn how to turn raw research into polished academic argument and students will practice specific lessons through exercises that allow them to think about their own developing scholarship.
Students will work collaboratively with faculty and one another on critical science communication skills including crafting graphics, writing fellowships, and giving oral presentations. (Required for Sys Bio G1s)