Professional Development

We’re preparing our current and future generations of researchers with the skills and professional responsibility to engage public audiences.

Science Communication

A 21st-century scientist must be able to communicate their work in clear, compelling and actionable ways. Through hands-on workshops and special events with seasoned science communicators, we’re empowering our scientists and students with the skills they need to effectively connect with public audiences.

Training Opportunities

Working with communicators and researchers across campus, we've created an inventory of science communication training opportunities.

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Real-World Practice

We provide opportunities -- in collaboration with outreach partners -- for researchers to practice public engagement in real settings.

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Demonstrating the Broader Impacts of Research

To compete for federal research dollars, our faculty must demonstrate both the scientific merit of their proposed work and how it benefits society. The Office of Public Science, in collaboration with The Science House and the College of Sciences Research Office, works with researchers to develop innovative plans for achieving these “broader impacts.” We offer workshops and one-on-one coaching to help our researchers more creatively, authentically and effectively engage public audiences.

Authentic Public Science

When researchers engage the public, they need to get real. Our director of public science weighs in.

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