The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Group is proud to announce the First Annual WiSE Science Communication Symposium to take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 1-5 PM! This half-day event will be a combination of short, engaging research talks and several fun and interactive activities intended to help participants effectively communicate their STEM research to people with different backgrounds. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Abigail Watrous, will talk about her experiences as a scientist, science communicator, Fulbright Scholar, and AAAS Congressional Fellow.
We are looking for both female and male presenters and volunteers from a variety of STEM backgrounds for the WiSE Science Communication Symposium. Presenters will give a short, 10-minute research presentation intended to be understandable to the general public. These talks will not include raw data, extensive slides, or scientific jargon, but rather address big-picture questions and engage the audience. The goal of these presentations is to have fun and get people excited about your research! In addition to presenters, we are also looking for volunteers to help coordinate the event.
If you are interested in being a presenter or volunteer, please fill out the survey below by Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Presenters will be asked to give a brief summary of their talk that will reflect how they will present their research at the symposium (i.e., no jargon).