Learn to connect with the public about science

May 3, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Back in the 1960s and early ’70s, universities used to hold “teach ins” to give students a chance to gather, learn and discuss timely topics. Today, that effort has moved online, and U-M is holding virtual “teach outs” on the web this spring on a wide range of topics.

Each one is online for just one week, with a “choose your own adventure” style of learning.

This week’s teach out begins Friday, May 5, and focuses on a key issue in the wake of the March for Science: How can researchers and people who work in medical, science and technical fields better connect with the general public?

Called “Stand up for Science: Practical Approaches to Discussing Science that Matters,” it’s available for free to anyone in the world, but only until May 12.

It’s presented by RELATE, a U-M program that trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in public communication and speaking skills.

Learn more and register online here.

The next U-M Teach Out event will begin May 12, and is called “The Future of Obamacare: Repeal, Repair, or Replace?” Learn more and register online here.

For more information, visit the main page for the U-M Teach Out series, sponsored by the Office of Academic Innovation. If you have an idea for a future teach out, attend this event on May 5.

Website: http://ai.umich.edu/u-m-to-launch-digital-teach-outs-on-current-topics/