The objectives of the certificate are to teach students how to integrate research and outreach, and how to facilitate a dialogue with the public. Coursework concentrates on increasing the ability of students to communicate science to broad audiences of different ages and different levels of education. Practice and application of outreach will develop the “broader impacts” component of the research and will emphasize actual interaction with audiences to promote understanding and appreciation of science as well as support for scientific research.
Mizzou 3MT® is a research communication program intended to help grad students develop presentation and research communication skills with a non-specialist (public) audience. Participants learn how to present a compelling presentation about their dissertation or thesis research in only three minutes. At the competition, the top contestant receives a cash prize and is eligible for international competition.
An elevator speech (or elevator pitch) is a 15-30 second “sound bite” that succinctly and memorably introduces you. By preparing and practicing a basic elevator speech, you will be ready to introduce yourself to prospective mentors, collaborators, employers, advocates and funders. Student researchers should always be able to explain how society benefits from research!
The MU Connector, formerly Broader Networks, assists researchers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality broader impacts activities. Grad students and postdocs who interested in developing a public education initiative, engaging with the community, or joining up with an existing effort are encouraged to contact the Connector staff.
Science on Wheels is a graduate student-run traveling science outreach program that targets adults living in Missouri rural communities.
SCAPE is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students drawing participants from the medical school, engineering, environmental science, and other disciplines. During their weekly “sci-dish” meetings at RagTag Cinema, they plan events that will get grad students more actively involved with communicating science to the public.
This annual symposium is collaborative effort by graduate students from the Division of Plant Sciences, Division of Biological Sciences, and the Interdisciplinary Plant Group. The goal is to have presenters deliver their fundamental, applied, or mixed research to an audience in an easily understood manner that connects their research to problems food and agriculture face now and in the future.
Graduate students in the Department of Theatre are engaged in Mizzou Interactive Theatre, the interactive theatre troupe engages public audiences in civil discussion on social justice issues such as race, religion, and sexual orientation.
Science on Tap is a monthly program where graduate students present the latest scientific developments in their field to the public at a local bar.
Saturday Morning Science is a series of one-hour long talks aimed at anyone who has some interest in science. However, no science background is required. Come share our enthusiasm and learn what some scientists are up to.
This fascinating lecture series features prominent MU researchers who are at the forefront of innovation and discovery. Lecture are free and open to the public.
ESL Writer’s Workshop: How To Improve Your Academic Writing
Conley House, 602 Sanford
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Communicating Research: What was it you said you did?
Smith Forum Room, RJI
Lunch 12:30-1:00p (Lambert 200A, RJI) Workshop 1:00-3:00p (Smith Forum Room, RJI)
Mizzou 3MT Info Session
MU Student Center, St. Louis & Kansas City Meeting Rooms
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
NPAW Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Renoe “Engaged for Life”
Monsanto Auditorium Bond Life Sciences Center
Abell Conversation; College Science Teaching
Bond of Life Science Centers
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Abell Conversations about Science Teaching– FREE pizza
Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 171
11:30am to 1:00pm
FREE 2-day “Decoding Science” Communication Training Available to Graduate STEM Students Enrolled at Mizzou
MU School of Journalism
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM