NSF Perspective on Funding Science Communication in Graduate Education

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 220C (San Jose Convention Center)
Richard Boone, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
The National Science Foundation’s Division of Graduate Education has supported communications training for graduate students through its traineeship programs -- the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program and the new National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program. This talk will address why NSF has made the investment, training approaches, lessons learned, and the need for improved assessment.