- A lecture on "The Eloquent Woman: Issues for Women in Public Speaking" on Friday, April 20th, with a reception following, and
- A daylong workshop on "Communicating Science: Skills for Scientists to Reach Public Audiences" on Saturday, April 21st. Spaces for this workshop are limited and pre-registration is needed.
If you're surprised that a group of graduate students is hiring me to train them in communicating science to the public, it's time to catch up. I'm seeing more interest from groups of science graduate students in seeking the funding and help to learn smart communications skills, so don't count out these early career communicators. I'm grateful to Jim Barlow, director of science and research communications at the University of Oregon, for pointing this group my way, and to Sarah Brady, synthetic polymer inorganic chemist and seminar chair for the UO Women in Graduate Science, who has organized these events with a thoughtfulness and enthusiasm that makes me eager to get to Eugene today.