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

May 22 - Application Due

May 29 - Applicants notified about workshop decision

June 5 - Session 1: Logistics & Intro to Messaging

June 12 - Session 2: Messaging & Narrative

June 19 - Session 3: Messaging, Narrative, & Audience

June 26 - Session 4: Language

July 3 - Session 5: Voice and Non-Verbal Communication

July 10 - Session 6: Elevator Pitches

July 17 - Session 7: Advanced Narrative & Framing

July 24 - Session 8: Visual Aids

July 31 - Office hours (Optional)

August 7 - Session 9: Audience Engagement

August 14 - Session 10: Practice Talks with Feedback