Yep, been there, done that, but translating complex scientific information to lay audiences can always pose a challenge, even to the most experienced of science writers out there.
If you’re a professional working in science, technology, engineering and math who’d like to hone your skills in science communication, check the next offering in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Communication Extensions workshops.
“Communicating Science: Writing for Public Audiences” will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the museum.
Participants in the three-hour workshop will learn how science writers distill complex research into clear, concise stories and get a chance to practice writing brief articles about their research and the work of other scientists. Other topics will include the effective use of graphic design to complement writing, interviewing tips and information about pursuing careers in science writing. Workshop-goers are asked to bring laptops with text-editing programs if they have them.
Communications Extensions is an occasional workshop series that highlights various aspects of communicating science.
Cost is $40, unless you are an OMSI Fellow, in which case the workshop will be free.
To reserve your spot, go to the OMSI ticket page for this event.
For more information, contact Amanda Fisher, OMSI Fellowship Program coordinator, at AFisher@omsi.edu or 503-797-4635.