Science Communication Workshop Series

Would you like to learn more about Science Communication and improve your scicomm skills?

Join us for workshops and panels that will allow you to expand your knowledge how to communicate science both inside and outside of the academic setting.

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Organized and moderated by the GSA Science Communication and Outreach Subcommittee.

Closed captioning is provided for each seminar using the Otter.ai software.

Upcoming workshops:

To be announced!


The #WorkshopWednesday seminar series is sponsored by USBiological Life Sciences.

Past Workshops:

How to transition from academia to a science and medical writing career
July 5, 2022

This panel discussion is designed for early career researchers in academia who are considering transitioning to science or medical writing careers. Our panel will discuss what steps can be taken while in academia to prepare yourself for the job market in science and medical writing.

Using Analogies to Explain Complex Concepts
April 5, 2022
Presenter: Marlit Hayslett

Do you ever struggle to explain a technical or complex concept from your work? Maybe an analogy could help! Analogies use familiar ideas to help explain new concepts. In this session, we will learn and apply a step-by-step process for developing analogies. Participants will be able to use this technique after the workshop in the context of their own research. This interactive session will be 90 minutes.

Photo of Marlit HayslettMarlit Hayslett, PhD of Hayslett Consulting, LLC, thrives on coaching clients how to share their professional passions with their audiences. She connects with you by listening and learning about your interests. Marlit builds on your strengths while also encouraging you to try new techniques. She has worked with scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs from China, India, Poland, France, Italy, Kuwait, Costa Rica, the United States, to name a few. Earlier in her career, Marlit coached doctoral students at the University of Virginia and engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Geek alert: Her PhD from the University of Georgia compared how scientific information is communicated to policymakers to inform public policy on science-related issues in the European Union and the United States.

Careers in Science Communication panel
October 14, 2020

Would you like to learn how to turn your science communication hobby into a real career? Our panelists made that transition! Join us to listen to their stories and learn about the breadth of scicomm careers.