For graduate students with strong English skills, we offer the Certificate of Science Communication (CSC). It’s so valuable to be able to write effectively to a given audience about the critical work you do. This certificate program offers graduate students and post-docs a chance to hone their communication skills in the areas of writing, presentations, and group work. Students will work individually and in groups to become more effective and confident communicators. Two series, which can be taken in any order, are offered: CSC Concepts and CSC Practices. The Concepts series uses interactive workshops and short assignments to help students improve communication for different audiences and mediums, including social media. The Practices series uses guest speakers, interactive discussions, and a capstone assignment to help students produce effective career documentation, and communicate science to a diverse public.
The workshops are non-credit. Students who attend all classes and receive a passing grade on the assignment(s) will receive the CSC Concepts/Practices listed on their Co-Curricular Record.
Stay tuned for the next offering of this workshop.