Part II of the Graduate Research Communication Series is intended for intended for PhD students and postdocs that are interested in learning how to communicate their research to the public and broaden the reach of their research. Learning objectives for part II of the Graduate Research Communications Series are for students by the end of the series to be able to:
- use effective approaches to tailor research communications for non-specialist audiences
- employ best practices to develop data figures and tables so that broad audiences can access and understand the data presented
- utilize social media platforms to broaden the reach of one's research
More information about both parts of the Graduate Research Communications Series can be found on the program website.
Registration is required. Each part has separate registrations. Participants are expected to attend at least two sessions and will receive a certificate of completion for meeting this attendance requirement. Registered participants will have access to workshop materials, including presentation slides.
There will be no formal assessments during part II of the series, however, participants will be asked to complete an evaluation survey following part I of the series to provide feedback, to gauge quality of each session, and to evaluate whether learning objectives were achieved.
The schedule for part II of the 2018 Research Communication series is as follows:
11/1/18, 4-5 PM in Gateway Park I (60 Prescott St) room 1002, Communicating research to broad audiences, led by Ericka Peterson, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Columbia University
11/8/18, 4-5 PM in Gateway Park I (60 Prescott St) room 1002, Data Visualization and figure preparation, led by Lane Harrison (WPI CS Faculty)
11/15/18, 4-5 PM in Gateway Park I (60 Prescott St) room 1002, Using social media to broaden reach of one's research, WPI faculty panel