Strengthening Science Communication: A GS seminar for Early Career Researchers

December 6, 2023 / ts

Is research a public affair?

In an era characterized by rapid scientific advancements and technological breakthroughs, science communication is an important and effective tool to enhance knowledge transfer and engage with the public. As important and omnipresent as the topic is, young scientists today are not equipped with the necessary tools to communicate their research to the public in an understandable way. At the same time, they are increasingly being called upon to do just that. It is therefore our aim to familiarize our Early Career Researchers with this topic at an early stage.

The Graduate School of the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science has therefore put together a seminar designed to provide an understanding of and tools for communicating science. The seminar “Science Communication - is research a public affair?” aims therefore to equip Early Career Researchers with skills and knowledge to bridge the gap between scientific expertise and public understanding. By focusing on science communication, SimTech’s Graduate Academy wants to empower their aspiring scientists to articulate complex ideas and communicate their research in an accessible way to a diverse audience. 

Workshops with a different focus

The seminar consists of three workshops, each designed to illuminate a different topic within Science Communication. The initial two sessions will centre on employing Social Media as a means of communicating the significance and infuence of research topics to a younger audience, alongside providing a general overview of the digital media landscape and its effect on Science Communication. The third session will cover the basics of how to convey key messages, such as through the elevator pitch, and will especially include practical exercises.

Topic: Science Communicatoin  - is research a public affair?
Date: 14+15 February 2024 (9:00 - 17:00)and 24 February 2024 (10:00-14:00)
Lecturer: Dr. Lorenz Adlung (Nawik), Anne Weiß, M.A. M.Sc. and Dr. Caroline Schmid

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