America's Scientist idol

Friday, February 15, 2013: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Room 205 (Hynes Convention Center)
This fun, engaging workshop is designed to help scientists and engineers communicate with non-technical colleagues and audiences. “America’s Scientist Idol” will invite a group of scientists to give three-minute talks about their research and why it matters to people outside academia. Afterward, a panel of media-savvy judges will critique the talks and come to an overall conclusion. The audience will also rate the presenters by the volume of their applause. By the end of the workshop, presenters and the audience alike will learn basic techniques for improving communication, and one “America’s Scientist Idol” will be chosen as the best presenter.
Karen L. Sandberg, NSF
Chris Mooney,
and Corey Powell, Discover Magazine