Science Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

You Know What You Do Could You Explain It To A Stranger? Study Science Communication

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Government agencies, private companies, universities, media, and non-profit organizations all need science communicators who understand how to bridge the gap between science and the public.   Many scientists spend most of their day talking and writing.  Although they realize the importance of demonstrating their work outside of the lab, few receive support on how best to engage the public with their ideas, work effectively with media, seek funding, use social media to promote their work, or share the importance of their research with government and corporate officials.

In proximity to the nation’s capital, you will study best communication practices with lead­ing faculty, learn from fellow students working at federal agencies, and, through research, contribute to knowledge about how best to engage the public with science.