The National Science Foundation/Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research is sponsoring a hands-on, interactive workshop to help researchers gain recognition for their work. Three media experts will present “Science: Becoming the Messenger” June 26-27 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo.
The workshop is designed for science, engineering and mathematics researchers, educators, postdoctoral students, graduate students and public information officers at North Dakota colleges and universities. It aims to help them develop effective grant proposals and classroom lectures, as well as media interviews and presentations.
The media experts include: Dan Agan, media strategist and communications counselor; Chris Mooney, best-selling science author and journalist; and Joe Schreiber, Emmy-Award-winning TV producer and filmmaker. They will offer professional approaches, real-world insights and secrets for communicating effectively. Practical advice, easy to-use guides, talk-and-slides, blogs, videos, Twitter and question-and-answer sessions will be offered.
The second day of the workshop will be designed for a specially selected group of researchers who apply. Research participants will build on fundamentals they learned and gain one-on-one mentoring.
There is no charge for the workshop, but it requires pre-registration by June 14 for day one only and is on a first-come-first served basis, due to limited space. Registration and workshop information may be found on the ND EPSCoR website at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu.
North Dakota EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in sciences, engineering and mathematics.