Bringing science to the masses isn’t about “dumbing down your research.” It’s about being wise, being selective, and it’s about putting yourself in their shoes. And putting these ideas into public speaking practice is the focus of our CapSciComm Professional Workshop and Networking Social on July 27th!
NOTE: We’re just about at capacity for workshop, but walk-ins welcome.
Please Register Here: goo.gl/forms/ES4pU6Pi6n12CkQg1
Join us on Wednesday for some simple advice for scientists explaining science to the general public, and learn how to come off clear, concise—and even a bit fun—at your next public engagement! The workshop is free, and we especially welcome students, faculty, and staff from scientific fields, in addition to our professional scicomm colleagues.
Our July workshop will be led by public speaking coach and science communicator Steven “Sobie” Sobieszczyk (www.stevesobie.com).
Sobieszczyk is an outreach scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University. He received his B.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his M.S. in Geology from Portland State University. Sobieszczyk is currently stationed in Sacramento as media lead and spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in California, focusing on the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) in the Mojave Desert.
As a scientist, Sobieszczyk’s research includes landslides, sediment transport, and stream ecology. As a science communicator, Sobieszczyk has produced a variety of public outreach content, including podcasts, videos, presentations, and websites. Sobieszczyk’s latest venture is the public speaking training series Your Next BIG Speech (www.yournextbigspeech.com), where he weaves lessons from parenting into insights for improving public speaking.
This CapsciComm Professional Workshop is once again a collaborative effort between Capital Science Communicators and the UC Davis Superfund Research Program, with thanks to CapSciComm Professional Development Chair Dr. Candace Spier Bever.
For questions about the workshop, please contact Candace Spier Bever at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have ideas for future CapSciComm Professional Workshops, please email us at email@example.com!
See you on July 27th in Davis!