The PCCM Science Communication and Education Network (SCENe) workshop series consist of:
- 2 four-hour workshop sessions
- 1 individual training session to plan and develop your own demo/final product
- A face-to-face experience with a non-specialist audience (we offer several opportunities throughout, but they can also be from outside) and final reflection with us.
These workshops (provided for free to Princeton University researchers) are based in the “Portal to the Public” NSF-funded method, with group activities, discussions and lectures. All participants will receive feedback and time to reflect. After all the aforementioned requirements are met, participants will receive a recognition of participation issued by our office.
The purpose of this training will be for researchers to build on their communication skills and face-to-face interactions, increase their confidence while communicating their work and becoming part of a community of researchers that share an interest in science outreach and engagement. The first edition of this workshop was held in April 2017 and several editions of this programs have been held through 2018 and 2019 at Princeton University, as well as in California State University Northridge (CSUN), Young Women's Conference and several iterations of the Materials Research Society Meetings, among others.
These workshops are recommended to all Princeton University graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and staff members in the sciences.