Cultivating your Science Communication Skills

Interested in public science? There are opportunities to learn more and improve your science communication skills here at NC State and around the country!

Suggested resources to help you learn, practice and network. Get in touch with us if you need our help contacting any of these resources, or mentoring in applying for them.

 

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On the Couch

Resources for science communication self-education

Reading

Here are our top four resources for scicomm self-education:

Need more? Check out the list of Scicomm Resources Online from Compass, the nation’s premier training group.

Online Trainings (and more!)

You can also keep your eyes open for online trainings, conversations, and resource collections. Here’s a small sample:

 

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Around the Triangle

Opportunities in our local science communication community

Local Organizations

Sign up for Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) to keep on top of current happenings.

Go to ComSciCon Triangle in March/April (applications in January).

The IMPACTS program at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium & Science Center will train you in science communication before setting you loose with some of their partnering organizations (deadline in April).

Check out the scicomm offerings at Duke University.

Science Cafes

Attend a science cafe and see if you’d like to get involved; contact us if you’d like us to network you with the organizers!

 

 

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Across the Nation

National science communication organizations and opportunities

Find Your Peers

Attend a event:

 

Attend a Short Course

 

Check Your Scholarly Association

Many societies are now sponsoring trainings and fellowships related to science communication. Here are just a few examples of ongoing or already offered programs:

 

Seek Funding, Support and Recognition

Contact us for mentoring if we can help you apply!