2017 SciComm Symposium

The second annual symposium in 2017 was expanded to a full day, including an interactive morning workshop that coached participants to tell a story with their science. Workshop registration was full, with a waitlist.

Workshop attendees practice turning their research into a story.

Over 100 people attended the symposium, which included several activities, such as a “Tweet your Thesis” competition, and “elevator pitch” practice.

Competing in the “Tweet your Thesis” activity!

The afternoon included several presentations from students, post docs, and science communication professionals. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Maddie Sofia, who spoke about her experiences on the NPR (National Public Radio) Science Desk and as co-host with Joe Palca of “Joe’s Big Idea.

Keynote speaker Dr. Maddie Sofia

The day ended with a reception, where participants and speakers could network and reflect on the symposium.

Speaker Dr. Aisha Morris connects with attendees at the evening reception. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our second annual SciComm Symposium! We couldn’t have done it without you.