Recent Press-Public Communication for Researchers - Carnegie Mellon University

PCR in the Media


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Scientists Learn How to Tell Their Story

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 1, 2013

Ben Lillie Coaching Stories

"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 Stories

WESA (Pittsburgh public radio station)
October 21, 2013

Ben Lillie in Story Collider

"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 to Share Tales of Science at Story Collider Show in Rex Theater

Carnegie Mellon press release
October 17, 2013

Story Collider

"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 Grandmother

CMU School of Computer Science Bytesize magazine
August 12, 2013

Ada in Science360 Video

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 Grandmothers

NSF Science360 News Service
August 9, 2013

Jesse in Science360 Video

"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 Theater

The Promoter (CMU biology alumni newsletter)
April 16, 2013
Students converse in a PCR workshop

"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."

Can You Scaiku?

Symbiartic (Scientific American blog)
April 16, 2013

Painted Easter eggs

"Fish lay eggs long before
 chicken had evolved. so I
 guess that answers that"

New Program Focuses on Science Communication Skills

The Tartan (CMU student newspaper)
September 30, 2012

Tartan art

"[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."