Science Communication Workshop

As immunologists and microbiologists, we are involved in some of the most innovative and cutting-edge work relevant to current, real-world issues. Communicating the details of our science to the general public is more important than ever - not only to obtain funding but to share the findings and impact of our scientific endeavors to society at large.

Learning to communicate our science to the general public is an essential component of academic training and professional development that is often overlooked.

  • What is your strategy to weave a compelling story about what you do, why it’s important, and why the public should care?
  • How do you tackle the challenge of relating the findings of your complicated scientific projects to society at large using language that is understandable and approachable?

As a participant in the CU Department of Immunology & Microbiology Teaching Training Program ‘Science Communication’ Workshop, you will discover why and how to engage effectively with the public.

This workshop is designed to introduce and actively engage you to the fundamentals of science communication. In the spring of 2024, this workshop will take place on Wednesdays, from 4:00-5:30pm on the following dates: April 3, 10, 17 and 24. Participants who attend all 4 workshop sessions and complete all assigned pre-work and tasks will receive a certificate of completion and be offered the option to add this workshop to their CV.

Day 1. Overview of Effective Science Communication

Review the basics of effective communication, identify and develop communication tools, discuss the pressing need to combat mis/disinformation with effective pro-science messaging

Day 2. Basic Skills for Communicating Effectively 

Enhance your ability to explain complicated concepts in jargon-free and understandable language to non-scientist audiences

Day 3. Building and Sharing Your Message

Expand your skills in the creation and/or transformation of your message

Day 4. Using Social Media to Expand Your Outreach & Advocate for Science

Increase your community outreach and advocate for pro-science messaging through the creation of a one-minute digital story

Science Communication Workshop: 4:00-5:30pm Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Science Communication Workshop

Interested in participating? 

Questions? Email

Immunology Microbiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research I North

12800 East 19th Avenue

Mail Stop 8333

Aurora, CO 80045


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