Public Communication for Researchers - Carnegie Mellon University

PCR: A Professional Development Program

The public perception of science impacts us all, affecting the freedom to do our work, the funding of our research, and the policies that shape our world. The extent to which science informs public decisions depends on how well our community is trusted, heard, and understood.

It is not enough for researchers to do good work without explaining why it matters. When we stay silent on the sidelines, we yield the conversation to those with the most money, not the most information.

You can change the conversation. Join us for a series of free seminars and workshops in public communication. Get practical advice from successful professionals with first-hand experience in science communication.

This Semester's Events

The Landscape of Science Communication Improv Theatre Techniques + Retreat
Telling Science Stories Story Collider
Talking to the Media Media Interview Workshop
Science Non-Fiction

next event

The Landscape of Science Communication

September 10, 5-7 PM
Baker Hall 255a (note the room change)

Check out the full details, or register now!

submit your story collider pitches!

We're proud to be bringing the Story Collider back to Pittsburgh this year. This is your chance to put theory into practice and tell your story in front of a live audience.

It's your stories that make this show amazing, so if you have a story to tell, submit a story pitch by September 11th!

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