The CST supports the development of effective communication skills for current and future STEM professionals. The CST envisions science communication broadly to include all forms of media and supports courses, events, and workshops that foster students' growth in this area. A sampling of our programs are below:
The Lab Tales workshop series is designed for graduate students from STEM disciplines to learn about science stories, how to integrate them into their research, and how to establish a stage presence and persona.
In spring 2021, graduate students and post-docs were invited to participate in biweekly miniseries entitled Voices of STEM: Communication for Early Career Scientists and Engineers.
RadLab is StudioLab's low-key workshop series for sharing totally rad projects, ideas, and experiences.
The Gregory T. Pope '80 Prize for Science Writing was established by the class of 1980 in remembrance of their classmate Gregory Pope, a science writer and editor. The award is granted to a student who has demonstrated a keen interest in science and an outstanding ability to communicate that enthusiasm to a wide audience through journalism.
The Writing About Science course teaches STEM & non-STEM majors how to write about research in STEM fields with clarity and a bit of flair.