Workshop 5: Communication and Networking for Biomaterials Professionals
Timeslot: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room: Skagit 4/5
Communication and Networking for Biomaterials Professionals: Early career scientists need to develop effective techniques for communicating the implications of their scientific results and "branding" their science to a wide array of audiences. Seeing that effective science communication is not traditionally a part of PhD and postdoctoral training, we seek to provide an opportunity for early career scientists to develop their oral and written communication skills through a variety of hands-on group activities, including: (1) impromptu 1-minute "pop-talk" oral presentations, (2) techniques on how to build your personal brand as a scientist, and (3) effective networking strategies. Our goal is to equip the next generation of biomaterials engineers with effective communication skills so they may disseminate their research findings to a myriad of different audiences and promote scientific discourse in the public space.