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CCS Summer Institute 2012


The Summer Institute is intended primarily for university administrators and faculty members who want to move their own institutions toward a greater focus communicating science to the public. Its primary goals are to share the Center for Communicating Science’s experiences, techniques, materials, and lessons learned, to help inspire and facilitate efforts by others; to learn from others who are active or interested in this field, and to begin building a network of universities committed to improving public communication of science.

Over the past year, the CCS has been teaching and expanding our roster of graduate  courses, and traveling to deliver workshops in Improvisation, Distilling Your Message, Writing About Science for the Public and Connecting with the Community to universities and science organizations around the country.


Participants will undergo the kind of small-group, interactive training that the Center for Communicating Science has been providing for science graduate students and postdocs. This training will include sessions in Improvisation for Scientists, Distilling Your Message, and Dealing with the Media. In addition, the program will include presentations and discussions about best practices, the role of science communication, and strategies for initiating or expanding science communication training on campus.

Sessions will be led by faculty members and administrators who have been working with the Center for Communicating Science, as well as by distinguished guest presenters and lecturers, journalists and skilled science communicators including Alan Alda. The workshop will begin with a welcome dinner on the evening of Sunday, June 3rd, and workshop activities will end on the evening of June 6th.


Visit www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org for more information or to register.

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