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Wednesday, April 8

Science Communication Training Info Session: RELATE

This summer, Rackham Graduate School and the RELATE team invite you to participate in the second RELATE communication training workshop for STEM researchers. If you are interested in improving your communication skills and engaging in scientific communication to lay-audiences, then the RELATE workshop is for you! Here are details of what you will gain during the 10 week workshop:
  • Learn effective communication techniques in order to talk with lay-audiences about your research
  • Build a polished elevator pitch and a lay-audience style talk on an area of interest in your field
  • Present your talk during a series of science cafe outreach events in late summer and fall of 2015
If you are a candidate-level PhD student and are interested in participating in RELATE, please attend one of our requiredinformation sessions:

Required Information Sessions (and registration links):
10-11am on Wednesday, April 15 (http://www.rackham.umich.edu/content/relate-lay-audience-communication-workshop-stem-graduate-students-1)
4-5pm on Friday, April 17 (http://www.rackham.umich.edu/content/relate-lay-audience-communication-workshop-stem-graduate-students-2)The information sessions will cover more details regarding the workshop itself, RELATE outreach, and the application process. If you have any questions about the workshop or the information sessions, please e-mail us at RELATE.coordinators@umich.eduWe hope to see you on April 15th or 17th!

More about RELATE:
RELATE is a science communication training and public engagement organization that facilitates conversations between researchers and local communities. During our practice-based workshop, graduate students and early career researchers develop lay-audience communication skills and create an original portfolio of digital media and oral presentations. Workshop participants then put their communication skills into action and engage with Southeastern Michigan communities both online and through our public engagement events. You can also visit us at www.learntoRELATE.org.