Want to communicate your research better?
Join ASA and RELATE for a hands-on workshop on the fundamentals of effective STEM communication to create and practice a pitch about your work!
See below for a description of the workshop and the people who made it possible!
Tuesday, May 8
2:30pm – 6:00pm
Everyone is welcome!
Students, early career members, fellows – everyone!
Effective Strategies to Explain Your Work
Communicating your research is always a challenge, but anyone can learn to do it well. Join ASA and RELATE for a hands-on workshop where you will learn to tell the story of your work. In this workshop, you will learn: (1) how to adapt your communication for your audience, (2) how to develop clear, impactful messages about your work, and (3) how to use a narrative structure to tell a compelling story about your research. Throughout the workshop, participants will practice each of these skills by developing a short pitch about their work which they will have the opportunity to receive feedback on. This workshop is recommended for all skill levels (Beginner – Advanced) and has no prerequisites.
No matter whether you plan to spend your days at a university, in industry or anything in between, being able to communicate your research well with others will help you achieve your career goals. If outreach is of interest to you, becoming a better communicator will also allow you to better engage your community in diverse scientific topics and your work. So join us for a couple of hours at ASA to improve your communication skills and get your pitch ready for ASA Minneapolis and beyond.
The ASA Minneapolis Science Communication Workshop is hosted by RELATE, made possible by funding from ASA Task Force 1, and organized by the ASA Student Council.
RELATE (Researchers Expanding Lay-Audience Teaching and Engagement) is a volunteer based organization at the University of Michigan that offers workshops, educational resources, and outlets for outreach opportunities to enhance researchers’ competency in communication and public engagement. Learn more at www.learntoRELATE.org.