Communicating Science to the Public Effectively

Course Details

  • Acronym CENV 500
  • Instructor(s) Kathryn Baker
  • Quarter Winter 2018
  • Credits 3
  • Meeting Times W 1:30-4:20
  • Location SMI 313
  • Fullfills GCeCS communication seminar

Course Description

This is a seminar, discussion-based course for graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques for sharing scientific research with non-specialists. At the end of the quarter, each student will present a 20 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2018 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle.

Space is limited to 15 students, and the course fills quickly, often with an extensive waiting list. Thus, we have an application process and an expectation agreement which must be completed for a student to be enrolled. The student application is available here, and must be submitted by November 15, 2017.