The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
2013 Summer Institute
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The Summer Institute is intended primarily for university administrators and faculty members who want to move their own institutions toward a greater focus on communicating science to the public. Its primary goals are to share the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science’s experiences, techniques, materials, and lessons learned, to help inspire and facilitate efforts by others; to learn from others who are active or interested in this field, and to begin building a network of universities committed to improving public communication of science.
Participants will undergo the kind of small-group, interactive training that the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has been providing for science graduate students and postdocs. This training will include sessions in Improvisation for Scientists, Distilling Your Message, and Dealing with the Media. In addition, the program will include presentations and discussions about best practices, the role of science communication, and strategies for initiating or expanding science communication training on campus.
Sessions will be led by Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science instructors, as well as by distinguished guest presenters, including Alan Alda, a founding member of AACCS.
The fee for the program, including all meals and instruction is $850 per person. Payment in full is required by May, 20. Lodging at a reduced rate of $129 a night has been arranged at The Hilton Garden Inn on campus, under the name Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Lodging in dorm rooms is also available at a rate of $69 a night for a single room or $56.25 for a double. More information will be sent about on-campus lodging will be provided after registration.
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To participate you must register by May 20.
Space is limited, so early registration is advised. To register, click here. If you would like more information, please email email@example.com to contact Valeri Lantz-Gefroh, Workshop Coordinator, or Elizabeth Bass, AACCS Director.
To pay by credit card click here and fill in all information, in addition to the registration form above.
If paying by check make checks payable to “The Stony Brook Foundation” and mail to:
Stony Brook University
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
N-4004 Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3384
Checks made out to anything other than “The Stony Brook Foundation” can not be accepted.
“I am leaving inspired and encouraged to take this message home. So good to know I’m not alone!”
Elissa Yancey, University of Cincinnati
“I postponed a high mountain trip to Peru to come here, and I have not regretted it for one second.”
John Calderazzo, Colorado State University
“Lots of ideas, energy and engagement. Clearly you all are thinking about this in a smart way. Willingness to share is huge. Great thinking outside the box and it’s key that you have so many expert practitioners involved. That makes a huge difference.”
Kathy Wallace, Ohio State University