A training for bachelor and master students of all disciplines
You are a student interested in sharing your university projects and newly acquired knowledge with the world? Then join this 2-day interactive workshop, which teaches you the basic concepts and skills of science communication and science blogging. Learn how to capture your audience and relate the relevance of your science projects to non-experts in a simple, short, and exciting manner.
Dates: November 25, 2022 & December 9, 2022
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Number of participants: 15
Training location: Online via the video conference tool Webex
Who can apply: Bachelor and master students of all disciplines
Application open: October 3 - December 1, 2022
Who will benefit from this course?
Bachelor and master students
- seeking to develop their science communication skills
- interested in sharing their research project with others
- eager to improve their ability to explain their science to non-experts
- wanting to explore blogging as a popular way to put a human face on the scientific endeavor
- keen in building a community of people who are interested in your work
What you will learn:
General communication skills are fundamental for science communication. The first day of the training will, therefore, focus on what science communication is and how it can be used to convey science and research projects to a broad audience. You will learn the do’s and don’ts of science communication, how to effectively communicate your work and have the opportunity to create a best-case example of science communication.
The second day of the training will focus on improving your science blogging skills. Blogging is one way to explain and visualize your research to non-scientists. It involves explaining your work with a limited set of words in a comprehensible way, which often means simplifying scientific vocabulary. You will learn how to write and structure a blog post and successfully create a blog.
Dr. Anna Soßdorf is a communication trainer, speaker, and consultant. She obtained her PhD in media and communication studies and has been working as a communication trainer since 2015 focusing on communication & organization, digital skills & media competencies, politics & participation. She taught and did research at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and other universities on various topics of science communication & citizen science, civic education & participation and digital skills & media literacy.