In late 2012, COMPASS received NSF grant number 1255633, “A Workshop to Explore Building Systemic Communication Capacity for Next Generation Scientists.” Known in shorthand and on twitter as #GradSciComm, the work comprises three major components:
- to assess the current landscape of science communication workshops, courses, and trainings available to graduate students in the STEM disciplines (see our list),
- to convene a workshop of science communication trainers, scholars, science society leaders, funders, administrators, and graduate students (see the workshop summary),
- to provide concrete recommendations to agencies, institutions, and individuals for integrating science communication skills into STEM graduate education (see below).
The project culminates in our GradSciComm Roadmap – a summary of our work, findings, and recommendations.
This pages hosts updates and resources in the interim.
Workshop Summary (available for download): http://www.scribd.com/doc/191901955/GradSciComm-Workshop-Summary
Posts about our progress to date:
- Jan 2014: http://compassblogs.org/blog/2014/01/08/gradscicommreportback/
- Dec 2013: http://compassblogs.org/blog/2013/12/03/gradscicomm-rolling-up-our-sleeves/
- Jul 2013: http://compassblogs.org/blog/2013/07/23/gradscicomm-update-sharpening-our-focus/
- Apr 2013: http://compassblogs.org/blog/2013/04/01/gradscicomm-how-compass-is-answering-the-national-demand-for-science-communication-training/
Our working list of trainings and workshops: http://compassblogs.org/gradscicomm-list/
Our workshop agenda: GradSciComm Agenda_ParticipantVersion
Download the one-pager explaining this project: ScalingUpSTEMCommsTrainings_COMPASS
Download the workshop summary: GradSciComm Workshop Summary
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1255633. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.