The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group is proud to announce the second-annual Science Communication (SciComm) Symposium, taking place Friday, April 21, at the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) on CU Boulder's East Campus.
This year, SciComm is expanding to a full-day event to include a morning workshop session on science communication followed by an afternoon symposium of engaging research talks, interactive activities and speakers who will give first-hand accounts of how science communication plays an essential role in their career.
Registration is mandatory for the morning workshop session, as space is limited to 40 participants.
9 a.m. to noon
Attendees will participate in the workshop "Messages with Impact: Creating a Compelling Story" led by professional facilitator Steve Zeisler. The workshop will provide tools to:
- Identify and engage different audiences through storytelling.
- Understand the elements of and effective techniques for telling impactful stories.
- Practice creating compelling stories that convey the importance and value of one's work.
12 to 1 p.m.
A taco bar lunch will be provided to workshop participants in SEEC S228. And from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., there will be a screening of Jane Zelikova's science film The End of Snow.
Registration is requested but not required for the afternoon SciComm Symposium sessions.
1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The afternoon symposium at SEEC Auditorium will include talks from Aisha Morris and Madeline Sofia, six TED-style presentations from fellow CU Boulder grad students and postdocs, and fun SciComm activities to get attendees on their feet and thinking outside of the box!
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Close out the day with a social hour and networking session at the Bartlett Center for Science Communication (SEEC C215), where participants will have opportunity to connect with WiSE members and SciComm speakers.