Related Programs and Materials
PCR draws on a strong tradition of people and programs dedicated to science communication. Below is a list of some of the resources we have found useful and interesting in designing our programming.
- CMU Media Relations
- Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence
- Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning & Outreach
- Global Communications Center
Science Communication Graduate Programs
- Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science graduate program
- University of Wisconsin Madison's Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC)
- University of Wisconsin Madison's Directory of Science Communication Courses and Programs
- Notre Dame University's training program in "Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society" (GLOBES)
- SUNY Buffalo's Ed.M. in Science and the Public (online degree)
Other Science Communication Organizations
- COMPASS, a team of communication professionals who help scientists share their information with society
- The University of Washington's student-run Engage program, whose goals are similar to PCR's
- MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Broader Impacts Group, a student-run organization similar to PCR
- National Academy of Science's Sackler Colloquium on The Science of Communicating Science
- Stanford University's Leopold Leadership program, which trains fellows to translate sustainability research into action (their Graduate Student Portal is especially relevant)
- George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication
- George Mason University's Department of Communication, especially its Science Communication Graduate Certificate
- The AAAS Mass Media Fellowship program
Our favorite websites and recommended reading on color theory and scientific design.
- The Science of Scientific Writing, by Gopen and Swan, is one of our favorite articles of all time. Not only does it discuss how to make complex ideas readable, but it also formulates a theory of why some sentences are harder or easier to understand.