Are you a Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidate interested in developing science writing and communication skills? Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free, evening course which trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences.
Early career researchers gain science communication skills and confidence through authentic writing assignments and develop a stronger understanding of narrative technique, story structure and the uses of metaphors and vivid language to convey complex topics.
A year ago, we launched a new course for graduate student scientists to hone their writing and communication practice. Twelve months later, many of our students are embracing these skills and sharing their enthusiasm with readers across the country.