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Kirchoff, Bruce [1].

Presenting Science Effectively – Where Things Stand.

Everyone agrees that scientists need to be able to communicate their research clearly and concisely, but not everyone agrees on what this means or how to achieve it. Some universities have institution wide training programs for their graduate students. Others leave this training to the individual labs. Complicating this picture is the rise of competitions like the three-minute thesis (©3MT) that ask students to present their work to a general audience. Some see this training as a distraction from the research that is the heart of any graduate degree. However, a growing number of graduate students are frustrated with the limited opportunities of a traditional scientific career and are looking to a career in scientific communication (SciComm). Where do you stand on these issues? What is happening at your university? Is scientific communication important? Is SciComm? What is the difference? Come and share your perspective. - Bruce Kirchoff is a plant morphologist, storyteller, and the author the forthcoming book Presenting Science Concisely. He is the Faculty Fellow for Scientific Communication in the University Speaking Center at the University Of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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1 - Univ Of NC Greensboro, Department Of Biology, Po Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402, United States

Scientific communication
science writing
Lightning Talks
three-minute thesis.

Presentation Type: Discussion Session
Session: D1, Presenting Science Effectively - Where Things Stand
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM(EDT)
Number: D1001
Abstract ID:193
Candidate for Awards:None

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