Science Communication Workshop

Participants at the Science Communication Workshop

Participants at the Science Communication Workshop

A very successful SAASTA/NPEP Science Writing workshop was held on 29 – 30 May at iThemba LABS.  It was attended by 65 participants, including students from MRD, Subatomic Physics and some communication representatives.  The purpose of the workshop was to introduce participants to writing and presenting their scientific research to non-scientific audiences, i.e. to promote research to a wider audience, such as the general public, corporates and policy makers.  They were presented with some tips and techniques for presenting on radio and video.  All participants had the opportunity to rewrite their own research for general publication and to make a presentation on video.

Students and postdocs from MRD and Subatomic Physics were invited as well as communication representatives from all departments.