Didactic Training

Communicating Science: Writing for Multiple Audiences (L41 BIOL 5866)

Non-Credit Workshops:
Becker Library #SciComm Seminars

The Writing Center Workshop your writing 

The Speaking Studio – Workshop a talk

Practical Experiences

Complete an Internship with The Ampersand

The Ampersand is the primary storytelling outlet for the WashU Arts & Sciences community. Want to write for us, take photos, or create multimedia content? Our internship program may be for you! Take a look at our open positions and send us note. Applications from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. For more  information, contact Crystal Gammon, Director of Communications for Arts & Sciences: crystalgammon@wustl.edu

In-Print – A Scientific Editing Network

InPrint is a trainee-run scientific editing network that provides free, confidential editing of scientific communication to the Washington University research community. We offer a broad range of editing services for many modes of scientific communication (abstracts, manuscripts, grants, posters, dissertations, graphical work, etc.) and will help design scientific schema upon request. InPrint also aims to support the professional development of trainees seeking opportunities in science writing or editing by sponsoring communication-related workshops and events. For more information, please visit our website inprintscience.wustl.edu.

Communications-Focused InterSECT Job Simulations

Interactive Simulation Exercises for Career Transitions (InterSECT) are brief, true-to-life job simulations that help PhD-level individuals consider their professional interests and skills related to diverse career options. These online job simulations provide insight into specific tasks completed by professionals, and gives an opportunity to develop a communication-related deliverable in careers in clinical, business, policy, and educational outreach settings. To further develop communication skills, there is an opportunity to create a job simulation, and receive co-copyright, for the published product. Read about InterSECT in Science magazine

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT)

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. This exciting competition provides an opportunity for the PhD student to practice their oral communication skills. Participants can also sign up for personal presentation coaching through this experience. The 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages them to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community. To learn more about the competition history, rules and learn valuable presentation tips, visit the 3MT website.

More coming soon!