Enrollment: Advance sign-up preferred
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
This series of workshops offers practical advice on communication skills for researchers. Each session will include time for participants to practice the skills and receive feedback from peers and panelists.
Use this form to indicate interest in the four workshops - we will send room information for later sessions once rooms are confirmed - https://goo.gl/forms/3N2A1FCmwmzXuyKB3
Delivering an Elevator Pitch
Writing a broad-impact abstract
Designing a scientific figure
Thursday, January 25
Felice Frankel, Center for Materials Science and Engineering, Research Scientist and science photographer. See examples of Felice’s work at: https://www.felicefrankel.com
Participants are encouraged to bring a photograph / chart / other figure, ideally of their own work, for feedback. It doesn't have to be perfect!
How to give a TEDx talk
Thursday, Feb 1, 2:30-4 pm
MIT room 4-163
Giving a TEDx talk is a good way to gain visibility and communicate beautiful ideas to the lay public. In this discussion / workshop, we will explore how to design and deliver TED-style talks.
Participants should be prepared to attempt a TED-style intro - about 3 minutes, without slides, introducing a general audience to a favorite topic.
Sponsored by Communicating Science @ MIT and the PKG Public Service Center.
Sponsor(s): Communicating Science @ MIT, Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center
Contact: Alison Hynd, W20-549, email@example.com
Practice your pitch and receive real-time feedback from the audience and panelists.
Diana Chien, Instructor/Manager, MIT Biological Engineering Communication LabBrian Plosky, Deputy Editor, Molecular Cell
Panelists will present on the essentials of writing a good broad-impact abstract, then all participants will have a chance to practice abstract writing and receive feedback from peers and panelists.