PCR: A New 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 no longer enough 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. That is a failure of our responsibility as knowledge experts.
You can change the conversation. Join us for a series of free seminars and workshops in public communication. Acquire the skills to engage the media, decision makers, and the voting public. Get practical advice from speakers with first-hand experience in science communication: journalists from Science Magazine and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, media and PR experts from CMU, and the Director of the Science & Education programs at the Carnegie Science Center.