Communication Workshops

Teaching researchers to communicate science through the theater arts.

What were the communication workshops?

In partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of Theater Arts and Dance, CSP graduate students and postdoctoral researchers learned public speaking techniques through theater performance training. Professional actors led students through vocal and movement exercises to help them communicate their science effectively.

Science “pop talks”

As part of the science communication workshop series, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers developed short “pop talks” to describe their research to a general audience.

CSP member at communication workshop
Graduate student Maria McClintock filming her “pop talk” in 2016