Lab Tales: A Science Storytelling Workshop

  • Aug 15, 2022, 9:00 am1:00 pm
  • Aug 16, 2022, 9:00 am1:00 pm
  • Aug 17, 2022, 9:00 am1:00 pm
  • Aug 18, 2022, 9:00 am1:00 pm
Event Description
Why tell science stories?

Humans love stories, and science is full of them, from historical anecdotes to your own late-night, coffee-fueled inspirations. Integrating storytelling into science communication increases engagement, a sense of inclusion, and trust in science and the scientist. Sadly, we aren’t trained as storytellers, and we often tend to strip away those very human elements of our work when we present it. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

What You'll Learn

Join us, and you’ll learn about where stories come from, how to integrate them into your research and make them your own, narrative structure theory, and how to establish a stage presence and persona tuned to your audience and goals. You’ll get a chance to put the training into practice, workshopping your own research project into a story.

Presented by science educators, faculty, professional storytellers, and maybe even a magician!

For STEM G2+ graduate students and post-docs. Registration required.
Send any questions (with “Lab Tales” in the title) to

Made possible by: generous support from the National Science Foundation (CAREER 2046977), the Council on Science and Technology (CST) at Princeton, and Princeton University.