Friday, March 8, 2013
11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
To Apply: http://rsg.northwestern.edu/apply.html
Northwestern’s graduate programs stand at the forefront of their respective research fields. With so much groundbreaking research taking place here at Northwestern, it is increasingly important to convey the results of that research clearly and concisely to a broad variety of audiences–from expert to general. Not only are such communication skills a vital component of conveying one's message, they require diligent practice in order to become second-nature. With this in mind, the Ready, Set, Go program was founded in 2012.
The goals of the program are to increase awareness for the urgent need for excellent science communicators and to coach graduate and post doc researchers to improve their own presentation skills. The program focuses on three important and basic components of communication: building confidence in all communication roles, enhancing the clarity of the message, and forming a connection with any audience.