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Translating Research beyond Academia – Communicating Science and Informing Policy

Graduate Student Seminar

Spring quarter 2017

Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:30 pm

2 units, FST 298, CRN 74266

JMIE Barn Conference Room

Instructors: Amy Rand (arand@ucdavis.edu), Colin Murphy, Nitin Nitin

The purpose of this course is to train emerging researchers to engage communities beyond their discipline by developing research translation and science communication skills. In these weekly seminars, students will learn effective strategies for communicating research and academic knowledge with general audiences, as well as how to engage with the policy-making process. The interdisciplinary seminar features presentations and hands-on exercises led by campus and regional experts with expertise in aspects of research translation and science communication. Students will learn conceptual and practical approaches for sharing academic knowledge and research with communities, school students, youth, the general public, industry, and media audiences. Students will also learn how to effectively engage in public policy and navigate the policy making process. Graduate students from any discipline are welcome; postdoc auditors welcome too. For more information, contact arand@ucdavis.edu.

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