COMPASS Science Communication Clinic – Finding Your Message, May 21-June 6

COMPASS Science Communication Clinic – Finding Your Message

Tu & Th 1p-2p (MAY 21-JUNE 6) in FSH 213

This 3-week, fast-paced workshop is designed for graduate students (2nd year or later) who are on the cusp of publishing their science and have a strong desire to get their messages out beyond the ivory tower. Students will better understand the latest research on effective science communication and engagement; learn tools for developing clear messages about complex research findings; and practice talking about what they do – and it why matters – in clear, lively terms. The clinic will be taught by Liz Neeley and Heather Galindo (COMPASS and Affiliate UW Staff).

Although this clinic will not be offered for credit this term, it is essential professional development and will fulfill the prerequisite for future clinics on engaging with the traditional and online social media in Spring 2014.

What is COMPASS?

COMPASS is a non-profit dedicated to helping scientists connect themselves and their science to the wider world. By giving scientists the communication tools they need, and by bridging the worlds of science, journalism, and policy, COMPASS works to ensure that science is better understood and used by society.

About the Instructors
Liz Neeley (COMPASS Assistant Director of Science Outreach) designs and leads communications training for faculty and researchers across the country, including the prestigious Aldo Leopold Leadership program. She specializes in the social media and multimedia components of COMPASS communications trainings and outreach efforts. She is the contributing author of Escape From the Ivory Tower: A Guide To Making your Science Matter. Chances are you’ve seen her at major seminars and media events across campus live-tweeting.

Heather Galindo (COMPASS Assistant Director of Science) helps connect science and scientists across a diverse range of topics and catalyze synthesis through workshops, conference symposia, presentations and peer-reviewed papers.

How to Apply:

Please upload the following information to the COMPASS Catalyst drop box, here, by 5pm on Friday, May 10.



Expected Degree:

Expected Graduation Date:

Title of actual/almost published paper:

Journal submitted to:

Describe your research in 50 words or less, assuming the audience is intelligent, but not necessarily in your discipline.

Why do you want to participate in this Clinic?

What do you hope to get out of this Clinic?

Do you plan to take Clinic 1 (Communicating with the Media)?

Do you plan to take Clinic 2 (Communicating via Social Media)?

Jill Logeman

Graduate Student Services & Diversity Specialist

College of the Environment

University of Washington

Ocean Sciences Building, Ste. 200, Rm. 207

1492 NE Boat Street, Box 355355

Seattle, WA 98195-5355

Phone: 206-221-5824

Fax: 206-685-7532