Mastering Science Presentations Instructional Seminar
- November 28 - December 2, 2011
- Boston, Massachusetts
Cammy R. Abernathy, Paul V. Braun, Masashi Kawasaki, Kathryn J. Wahl
Tim Miller, Spoken Science
Sunday, November 27, 4:00-6:00 pm
Monday, November 28, 5:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 29, 7:30-8:30 am
Sheraton Boston Hotel, 3rd Floor, Beacon G
Tim Miller (view biography)
The scientific process is not just about generating ideas; it is about freely sharing those ideas with the broader world. Now, more than ever, the ability to recruit students, attract colleagues, garner attention, and secure funding is tied to your ability to successfully communicate the results of your work, both to peers and to the general public.
Communications expert Tim Miller has spent his career helping scientists and students bring their work out of the laboratory and share it with a wider audience. For a variety of reasons, communicating your research with nonexperts is an important skill. In this session, attendees learned the fundamentals of sharing science as Miller explained how to choose the very best tools to do the job of communication, and revealed some of the tips and tricks that can help attendees take their scientific presentations to the next level.
Presentations conducted by Tim Miller of Spoken Science
Admission was included with 2011 MRS Fall Meeting registration. No additional registration required.
Tim Miller is a freelance developer in the Informal Science Education industry, specializing in live public interactions. He has worked with museums, science centers, and research laboratories across the country, helping to bring the products and the process of science to a broad public audience. His recent projects include the development of a graduate student training program for the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the construction of a temporary installation at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. His background includes formal training in theater and public speaking, and he holds degrees in physics and engineering.
This session was sponsored by the NISE Network and the National Science Foundation.
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