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Connection is a Choice: Introduction Workshop by Radha Ganesan

Get Your Geek On

Get Your Geek On

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


  • Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room


Connection is a Choice - Introduction Workshop

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is hosting two workshops presented by Radha Ganesan of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science empowers scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways; leading to improved understanding by the public, media, patients, elected officials, and others outside of their own discipline.

This interactive session introduces participants to general principles in how to craft short, clear, conversational statements, intelligible to nonscientists, about what you do and why it matters. The session consists of an interactive presentation and discussion on interpreting technical material using examples and analogies to illuminate unfamiliar concepts to your audience. The plenary will address problems and solutions in public interactions as well as peer-to-peer communication. Participants will be actively engaged in improvisation exercises and will practice clarity in speaking to non-scientists about their work. This session is open to all GVSU faculty, staff, and students.

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