Telling your research story: A workshop for scientists, researchers, faculty and students

Date: 
Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Radar Innovations Lab on the OU Research Campus

The video of the workshop is here: https://crpde.ou.edu/node/1505

About the workshop

If you want to multiply how your research improves society, you can’t beat communicating directly with the people it affects. This free workshop will help you translate to the public what you do in the field, lab and classroom. You will learn to de-jargonize, focus, simplify and clarify your writing to engage the public, policymakers and colleagues. And you will learn how these tools get grants, build support for your work, effect change and increase cites to your academic publications.

About the presenter

David Poulson is the senior associate director of Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. The International Association of Great Lakes Research recognized him in 2015 for “sustained efforts to inform and educate the public and policymakers.”

He teaches environmental, investigative, public affairs and data analysis reporting, and organizes workshops in the U.S. and abroad to help journalists better report on the environment and researchers better explain their work.

He is the founder and editor of Great Lakes Echo, a non-profit award-winning environmental news service and of The Food Fix, which produces multi-media reports on food systems innovation. Before arriving at MSU in 2003, he was a professional journalist for more than 22 years.