Science Communication Training

August 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Faculty in communication and psychology at Mason are offering free science communication training this summer. Participants learn to communicate with audiences about the value and importance of their work as well as science more generally.

Register here.

Who can participate?

For this summer’s workshops at Mason, any faculty member, post-doctoral researcher, or graduate student at Mason is welcome to participate.

What participants will be asked to do:

  1. Complete a few short surveys about science communication. Additional information will be sent to participants once they register for the study.
  2. Meet with us virtually to record a short video of you discussing your research or a science topic of your choosing. This recording will be kept confidential. Additional information will be sent to participants once they register.
  3. Participate in a science communication training workshop on either August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 26th.

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of these dates as soon as they register for the study, with additional information to then follow.

Benefits participants will receive:

In addition to the personal and societal benefits associated with science communication training, participants will receive financial compensation.

Register here.

Interested participants must register by Friday, July 15th to ensure space in the study. Space is limited.

For questions, contact: 

  • Chris Clarke – Associate Professor, Department of Communication;
  • Katherine Rowan – Professor Emerita, Department of Communication;
  • Xiaoquan Zhao – Professor, Department of Communication;
  • Thalia Goldstein – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology;