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Communicating Data & Storytelling for Impact

"Transforming facts into actionable information that can activate an agenda requires an array of skills, from creating compelling graphs to developing crisp messaging to implementing an outreach plan." 

Speaker Andy Krackov, President Hillcrest Advisory

Panelists

Thomas Hayden, PhD Professor of the Practice, Earth Systems Program Director, Master of Arts in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication Program

Storytelling in Science and the Path to the Popular Press

Want to write a non-fiction book for a popular audience? Interested in reaching beyond the academic community and sharing a story from your years of research? Publishing with apopular press is a challenging process and one distinctly different from the path to creating an academic book. Join author and Stanford Ph.D. graduate Lauren E. Oakes for a workshop on navigating the popular book-writing process for scholars, from idea to execution to publication and marketing. For the highly motivated faculty member, Ph.D. student, or postdoc with a book idea in mind.

Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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Fellows Forum: Take the Wheel and be the Driver of Your Graduate Education

Navigate through grad school with the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework - also known as the "VPGE Wheel". You’ll walk away from this interactive workshop with a tailored list of campus resources and learning experiences to help you make the most of your time in grad school, succeed academically, and prepare for your career beyond Stanford.

Turbocharge Your Writing

Would you like to know the secret to high-output, low-stress scholarly writing? In academia, it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

Learning Objectives

This workshop will help you to understand:

Turbocharge Your Writing: Deadline

Hugh Kearns is one of the world’s leading experts on graduate student success. He has written ten books on this topic and had three articles published in the journal Nature. He lectures at the top universities around the world and in March he returns to Stanford to provide proven strategies for turbocharging your writing.

This workshop will help you to understand:

Fellows Forum: Writing Habits and Process: Getting Your Research Out There

Do you want your work to reach beyond your immediate academic community? This Forum focuses on writing about your research in a variety of settings and contexts including media, blogs, websites, and other outlets. You’ll learn tips for optimizing your writing productivity and explore ways of communicating your scholarly work through narratives accessible to a broader public.

Lauren E. Oakes, PhD '15, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric & School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Science

Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Find Zandra on LinkedIn

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