making science communication a conversation

RELATE Summer Workshop Application

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.

The application will open after these information sessions.

For detailed instructions on how to apply to participate in the RELATE workshop, please take a look at the Application Instructions page.

**Important: If you applied to the RELATE workshop and believe that you did NOT receive a notification about the decision regarding your application, please contact us at ASAP.**

Note: Please familiarize yourself with the content in our Information Packet - if you participate in the workshop, you are responsible for adhering to the guidelines and expectations detailed in the document. (NOTE: If you received the Information Packet via email, that version contains incorrect dates for the workshop. As documented on the 2018 Workshop Schedule page, the 2017 workshop was held on Thursday evenings from 5-7pm between Sept. 21 and Nov. 9. Dates for the 2018 Workshop Schedule will be coming soon.)