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Grad Students: Apply Now for ComSciCon-AAS 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 15:14

ComSciCon-AAS 2019

Applications are now open for ComSciCon-AAS 2019!

The ComSciCon (Communicating Science Conference) workshop series is partnering with the AAS to bring a science communication training workshop to the 234th AAS meeting in St. Louis! We invite interested graduate students to apply for ComSciCon-AAS, a free 1.5-day workshop supported by the AAS.

Founded in 2013, the highly successful ComSciCon workshop series seeks to empower future leaders in STEM fields to share scientific research results to broad and diverse audiences. This unique professional development program is organized both by and for STEM graduate students.

ComSciCon-AAS will take place in two installments immediately before (9 June) and after (13 June) AAS 234. Attendees must register for and attend the AAS meeting, and they must be able to attend both days of ComSciCon programming.

The program will consist of several panel sessions with invited professionals from AAS and the local St. Louis area, writing sessions where workshop participants hone their skills, structured in-person peer- and expert-review of writing, and a non-panel workshop to target a useful skill in science communication (topic could be data visualization, science storytelling, or improvisation, for example).

To learn more and to apply, please visit the ComSciCon-AAS 2019 website.

We especially encourage interested graduate students with little science communication or outreach experience to apply. Senior undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate researchers, and postdoctoral researchers are also welcome to apply, though preference will be given to graduate students. The deadline for applications is 2 April 2019.

 

Susanna Kohler
Editor, AAS Nova
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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