Scientific Poster Design Workshop: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SciComm Exchange: Formulating Your Scientific Message
Even the best researchers may struggle to effectively communicate their work to a broad audience. Participants in this informal session
will gain tips on how to develop clear and compelling messages about their research for broader scientific and non-technical audiences. Lunch will be provided.
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Poster Design Workshop
You have about one minute to catch the attention of the average conference attendee with a scientific poster. This underscores the importance of designing compelling,
easily readable posters that are more likely to engage a passerby. This interactive workshop will focus on best practices in conceptualizing and designing scientific posters.
Both the SciComm Exchange and Poster Workshop are free and open to natural and social science faculty, research staff, and graduate students from colleges and universities throughout Rhode Island. However, space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register for one or both sessions by Monday, February 2.
The program is supported by Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) as part of an ongoing effort to help Rhode Island researchers advance their research by strengthening their communication skills.
About RI NSF EPSCoR
Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR conducts groundbreaking research and develops academic talent in the science and technology fields to increase competitiveness in research and development, build a more capable workforce and fuel economic growth in the Ocean State. Funded by the National Science Foundation and state contributions, RI EPSCoR brings together nine of the state’s public and private institutions of higher education in pursuit of a strong and sustainable marine ecosystem that serves as a foundation for Rhode Island’s economy and quality of life. Its partner institutions are University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Bryant University, Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, and Salve Regina University.
About Metcalf Institute
Metcalf Institute is an internationally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation. Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.
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University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882