Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop for graduate students students in June

To whom it may concern:

I’m writing to ask for your help in alerting graduate students at your

university to a national workshop on science communication that they

may be interested in attending. The workshop will be held in

Cambridge, MA June 12-14th and is free of charge to attend. We have

funding available to accommodate and reimburse travel expenses for 30

out-of-state students and I very much hope that we have the

opportunity to bring one or more students from your university to the

workshop through this program.

If you think your students (Masters or Ph.D.) may wish to apply for

the workshop, please share the information attached below with them.

We will be very grateful to you for your help in reaching them before

the application deadline on March 1st.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

~Nathan Sanders

On behalf of the Organizing Committee for the ComSciCon 2014 Workshop

Applications are now open

(http://comscicon.com/apply-attend-summer-2014) for the Communicating

Science 2014 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 12-14th,

2014. Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science

and engineering are encouraged to apply. The application will close

on March 1st.

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

with invited experts on the following topics:

* Communicating with non-scientific audiences

* Communicating complexity and controversy

* Communicating for a cause

* Communicating with multimedia

* Engaging diverse audiences

In addition to these discussions, ample time is allotted for

interacting with the experts and with graduate student 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, including journalists, fiction and non-fiction

authors, public policy advocates, educators, and more.

Visit http://comscicon.com/programs to learn more about our past

workshop programs and participants. This workshop is sponsored by the

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Science, and

Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, and Microsoft Research.

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