The Graduate Center Science Communication Academy

Welcome to The Graduate Center Science Communication Academy. Here you will find information on events, trainings, fellowship opportunities and resources to support your development as a science communicator.

Today, scientists are called to address a growing demand for technological advances and an accelerating list of threats to our planet and humanity. The solutions to these challenges will not be realized within siloed areas of research, but through the dynamic, innovative thought produced when scientists work across disciplines and interact with an informed public for the public good.

Our goal is to create a community of researchers committed to broadening the practice of interdisciplinary science, expanding an understanding of and interest in the practice of science, and sharing CUNY’s collective scientific excellence with New Yorkers and the world. Participation in GC Science Communication Academy will be open to faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Our Mission

The mission of the Graduate Center Science Communication Academy is to train and prepare STEM faculty, staff, postdocs and students to be effective ambassadors for the GC Sciences brand by engaging the general public and stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue about their research and the role of CUNY in advancing science and science education for public good.

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Webinars and Workshops

Join us at 2 pm on the third Friday of every month for a series of talks and workshops aimed at helping STEM professionals publish and communicate their research.

“Communicating Your Science” events will feature presentations by The Graduate Center’s science librarian and communications staff, journal editors, and reporters. The goal of this series is to enhance the professional development and science communication skills of CUNY STEM faculty, postdocs, and students.

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Science Communication Fellowship

The Graduate Center Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, is offering a paid science communication fellowship program that will engage two STEM graduate students in learning skills for effectively communicating science to the public. Applicants must be master’s or Ph.D. students enrolled in a Graduate Center STEM program.

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Resources

Explore tip sheets, guides and articles to learn more about engaging with the media, crafting lay-friendly and engaging talking points about your scientific discoveries, and getting support from the communications team at The Graduate Center.

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