making science communication a conversation

2018 Summer Workshop Schedule

This summer, RELATE invites you to participate in an intensive communication training workshop from 4:30-7:00 pm on Tuesdays (June 5 - August 14). The workshop is designed for STEM graduate students and postdocs with a defined research project. If you are interested in improving your communication skills and engaging in scientific communication with lay audiences, then the RELATE workshop is for you!

If you participate in the STEM Communication Fundamentals Workshop, you will:

-Learn effective lay-audience communication fundamentals, such as knowing your audience and telling a story with your research
-Build a polished elevator pitch and a short talk, aimed at a lay audience, on your research project or an area of interest in your field
-Practice your developing communication skills with public engagement and outreach opportunities

If you are interested in participating in this summer's workshop, please attend one of our required information sessions:

5-6pm on Tuesday, May 1 in Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (1st floor)


4-5pm on Wednesday, May 2 in Duderstadt Center Room 1180

Each information session will cover more details about the STEM Communication Fundamentals Workshop and the application process. Register here to attend one of the sessions.

Schedule for the 2018 Summer Workshop is coming soon. In the meantime, below is the schedule from our 2017 Fall Workshop.

September 1 - Application Due

September 11 - Applicants notified about workshop decision

September 15 - Deadline to accept workshop spot

September 21 - Session 1: Logistics, Goals, & Messaging

September 28 - Session 2: Messaging & Narrative

October 5 - Session 3: Messaging, Narrative, & Audience

October 12 - Session 4: Language (& Elevator Pitches)

October 19 - Session 5: Voice and Non-Verbal Communication

October 26 - Session 6: Visual Aids

November 2 Session 7: Audience Engagement

November 9 Session 8: Practice Talks with Feedback