The Rutgers Public Engagement Project (PEP) offers an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to think beyond their disciplines and learn how to communicate their research to a public audience. While targeted at researchers in the social sciences and humanities, there are also valuable lessons here for biomedical scientists and engineers. PEP’s spring 2016 line-up featured a series of lectures by local experts on communicating with the media, creating a social media presence, and testifying before legislators. In spring 2017, PEP offers several follow-up workshops for a limited number of participants, so be sure to register for a spot before they’re all gone!
The spring 2017 workshop schedule is as follows:
Workshop I: Developing Your Academic Presence on Twitter
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 4:30-6:00 pm
Where: Alexander Library (169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901), Information Handling Lab 413
Organized and hosted by Mary Chayko, Teaching Professor of Communication and Information, School of Communication and Information (SC&I)
Note: Participants need not have expertise or experience on Twitter but should sign up for a Twitter account prior to the workshop.
Limited to 24 participants. Register here.
Workshop II: Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist: Tales from the Field
When: Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Alexander Library (169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901), Teleconference Lecture Hall (4th Floor),
Featuring Ted Conover, author of Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep
No attendance limit. Register here.
Workshop III: Op-Ed Writing
Thaler Pekar (CEO of Thaler Pekar & Partners) will lead a workshop on transforming academic work to op-eds aimed at a general audience.
When: Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building (162 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901), Conference Room
A short application is required to attend this workshop. Apply to attend here.
See the Rutgers Public Engagement Project website for more information.