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.

AAAS Slides

You can find the slides from our AAAS session on scientific presentation PDFhere. We have also included some extra material on color theory that we were not able to include in the workshop.

This Semester's Events

Crafting Presentations I: Bridging the GapCrafting Presentations II: Clear Thinking Made Visual Crafting Presentations III: Presentation Games
Science Non-Fiction

next event

PCR workshops are done for the semester! The Blogging Club is still ongoing.

Blogging Club

Public Communication for Researchers

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We think grad school should include training in public communication.