NSF communicating science workshop set for Aug. 29

Contact: Jim Laird

STARKVILLE, Miss.--A National Science Foundation communication workshop will help participants explore the intersection of scientific discovery with everyday life and its impact on society Aug. 29-30 at Mississippi State University.

The NSF will present the free workshop, "Science: Becoming the Messenger," in Colvard Union's Foster Ballroom. Registration ends Aug. 17, 2011.

Principal investigators, early-career researchers and engineers, graduate students, post-docs, and public information officers from public and private colleges, universities, and community colleges in the state of Mississippi are invited to attend to learn more about communicating research advancements and scientific discovery to the media and general public.

The program and presenters will strengthen participants' abilities to communicate more effectively with non-technical audiences. (To register, click here.)

"We are excited about the opportunity to host this National Science Foundation event, and are looking forward to having a great turnout from around the state," said David Shaw, Mississippi State's vice president for research and economic development.

A limited number of principle investigators and researchers will be invited to participate in day two of the workshop, during which time they will receive more intensive training. To be considered for the second session, please follow the instructions on the online registration form.

For more information about research at Mississippi State University, visit www.research.msstate.edu.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 05:00