Carnegie Mellon University

Related Programs and Resources

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 Resources

Science Communication Training Programs

Grassroots programs

  • RELATE at the University of Michigan
  • The University of Washington's student-run Engage program
  • ComSciCon, the Communicating Science workshop for graduate students
  • MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Broader Impacts Group

Programs by universities and scientific societies

Resources for Improving Science Communication

  • 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.
  • The National Academy of Science's series of Sackler Colloquia on The Science of Communicating Science

Science Journalism Resources