PCR in the Media
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DIY Public Communication TrainingGenes to Genomes (Genetics Society of America)
September 14, 2015
"After three years of running Public Communication for Researchers (PCR), we’ve become part of an incredible professional network, we’ve honed our organizational abilities, and most importantly we’ve learned the communication skills we wanted in the first place."
PCR Team Receives Graduate Student Service AwardCMU Celebration of Education
April 23, 2015
"The Graduate Student Awards encourage and recognize exemplary teaching and service to graduate students and Carnegie Mellon University. Recipients have displayed outstanding effectiveness in the classroom and have contributed to an improved quality of life for graduate students and the entire academic community."
Scientists Learn How to Tell Their StoryPittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 1, 2013
"When we get money from the public to do research, our responsibility is to give back to society the results that we get...We are defaulting on our responsibility."
Carnegie Mellon University Science Students Tell StoriesWESA (Pittsburgh public radio station)
October 21, 2013
"We [scientists are] like everybody else...We fall in love, get in trouble, we worry about fitting in the community, we've got good days at work and bad days at work, so Story Collider talks to these people, the scientists, and brings out these stories and shares them with everybody."
Carnegie Mellon Students Share Tales of Science at Story Collider ShowCarnegie Mellon press release
October 17, 2013
"It's not for the money, and it's definitely not because we like pipetting tiny drops of liquid...It's because we're working on some of the most complex ideas that we've come up with as a species, and it's a shame when that story doesn't get out."
Talking Science With Your GrandmotherCMU School of Computer Science Bytesize magazine
August 12, 2013
Three Carnegie Mellon graduate students talk about the importance of scientists communicating with the public and about their efforts to improve science communication.
Communicating Science -- to the Public, the Media, Our GrandmothersNSF Science360 News Service
August 9, 2013
"So often, science is seen or presented as this thing people do on chalkboards, and that's not really the image that we want to send out...That's not why people do it. People do it because they're excited about it!"
What Researchers Can Learn From Improv TheaterThe Promoter (CMU biology alumni newsletter)
April 16, 2013
"This looks like a silly game, but it has everything to do with science communication...When scientists talk about their work, we often put up a wall. We talk at someone. These theater techniques train us to open up, and reveal the person behind the science."
New Program Focuses on Science Communication SkillsThe Tartan (CMU student newspaper)
September 30, 2012
"[When scientists do the work they do,] it's not for the money, and it's definitely not because we like pipetting tiny drops of liquid...It's because we're working on some of the most complex ideas that we've come up with as a species, and it's a shame when that story doesn't get out."