Get Tips for Discussing and Presenting Science through the SOT Science Communications Training Award

By Michael Aschner posted 08-11-2022 13:42


Does this sound familiar?

  • You struggle to explain your research to non-toxicologists.
  • You worry about connecting with an audience during a conference presentation.
  • You need reminders about how to communicate effectively.

If any of those statements applies to you—or you love science communication and want to refine your skills—SOT has a training award opportunity for you!

Through the SOT Science Communications Training Award, recipients attend a three-hour virtual workshop led by expert instructors with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Rather than focusing on tactics and tips (i.e., dos and don’ts lists), the Alda Method centers around learning through experience, guided reflection, and peer feedback. This training is about transforming how participants think about communication, giving them skills that can apply to all forms of communication and all topics, including science.

The next training opportunity will take place on Friday, October 28, with applications due by 11:59 pm (US EDT, UTC -4) on Sunday, September 18. All SOT members are eligible, with a minimum number of awards going to graduate and postdoc members.

If selected for an SOT Science Communications Training Award, you will discover how to:

  • Develop strategies to connect and understand an audience
  • Set meaningful, realistic communication goals
  • Design a message in a way that will help others connect to you, your work, and why it matters

We look forward to receiving your applications.