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Science Speak: Communicate Your Research

Event top image for Science Speak: Communicate your research. Illustration of butterfiles on a microphone by Jeff Bland



Founders Conference Room, BioTech One
800 E. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23219


Scientists are increasingly called to share their research outside of traditional academic spheres. Engagement with non-academic audiences can help increase the public’s science literacy and shape impactful policy decisions. How can we share science in a way that both engages non-experts and accurately presents complex topics? The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU Libraries present an event on science communication for researchers, faculty, and students.

A light breakfast and beverages will be served. This event is free and open to all, but please register to help us plan for breakfast. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck.


8:30–9 a.m.

Breakfast and check-in

9–9:50 a.m.

Teaching Journalism to Scientists -- and Science to Journalists
Jeff South, VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture

10:00–10:50 a.m.

Perspectives in Publishing
Anton Kuzel, M.D., VCU School of Medicine
Joyce Lloyd, Ph.D., VCU School of Medicine
Jo Lynne Robins, Ph.D., R.N., VCU School of Nursing

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m

Be Such a Scientist: Improving How We Communicate and Connect with Public Audiences
Holly L. Menninger, Ph.D., Director of Public Science, College of Sciences, NC State University

Image: Science Speak Illustration by Jeff Bland


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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