Distilling Your Message: How to Communicate Your Research so People Will Understand You!

Thursday, December 10

To be held on both Longwood and Cambridge campuses!

10:00am - 12:00pm

Longwood Campus: Cannon Room, Building C

RSVP HERE for the Longwood event

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Cambridge Campus: Northwest Building, Room B103

RSVP HERE for the Cambridge event

How do you answer this frequent question: “So, what’s your research about”? While your loved ones may just smile and nod, the stakes are high when you need to explain your research to a potential employer, funding agency, or the media. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to use examples and analogies to connect with your audience, and to craft clear, short, conversational statements about your work and why it matters. This program is open to Harvard GSAS students and Harvard postdocs, and scholars from all disciplines will learn valuable strategies for communicating their research to varied audiences.

Speaker: Christine O'Connell, PhD, Associate Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University

Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services for FAS, FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, and the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows.