Communicating Science Series

Please join us for an interdisciplinary series in which we explore how to communicate science effectively.

January 8, 2020

Dr. Steve Daniels Professor, Community Resource and Economic Development Statewide specialist, USU Extension. An Inside-Out Look at the Use of Science in Policy Formation: Drawing Parallels Between the Northwest Forest Plan and Climate Politics.  

February 5, 2020

Richie Call Theater Arts, Associate Professor of Acting

April 1, 2020

All presentations will be in USU Merrill-Cazier Library Room 154 from 11:30-12:30.


Past Presentations

November 6, 2019

Dr. Nicole Allen
USU Communication Studies Professor
Presentation: Shifting Genre: Accommodating Scientific Findings to Popular Audiences
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April 17, 2019

Adrianne Moore
USU Theatre Professor
Presentation: Your Magical Voice: Vocal techniques for successful communication
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March 20, 2019

Jennifer Pemberton
Public Radio Editor, Alaska's Energy Desk & KTOO
Presentation: The Big Thaw: Alaskans Tell the Story of Climate Change from their Front Row Seat
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February 27, 2019

Rachel Hager
QCNR Graduate Student, UPR Science Reporter
Presentation: The Role of Social Media to Create Accessible, Effective, and Engaging Science Communication
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February 13, 2019

Gary Machlis
University Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Clemson University Presentation: Communicating Science During Crises
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January 16, 2019

Beth Shirley
PhD Candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow
Presentation: Connecting your Audience to your Science
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November 14, 2018

Dr. Robert Davies
Science Storyteller
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Opening video: Get Lit Players Gordon Ip & Raul Herrera, performing at Frank Gathering, Feb. 2016 in Gainesville, FL.

October 10, 2018

Jason Williams
Radio Host, KVNU For the People
Presentation: Science, Public Policy and Changing Newsrooms
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September 12, 2018

Dr. Ricardo Ramirez
USU Extension Entomologist
Presentation: Communicating in Extension
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March 28th, 2018

Star Coulbrooke
Logan City Poet Laureate and USU Writing Center Director

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February 21st, 2018

Kerry Bringhurst
Utah Public Radio

January 24th, 2018

Holly Strand
Science Communication Specialist

November 15, 2017

Carsten Meier
Department of Art and Design

October 18th, 2017

Jennifer Peeples
Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

September 13, 2017

Ed Stafford
Department of Management

April 26, 2017

Michelle Baker and Mark Brunson
Utah State University Faculty
Presentation: Translational Ecology: Communicating Science for Action

April 12, 2017

Steve Kent
The Herald Journal City Editor
Presentation: Appealing to Editors: Inside the Mindset of an Endangered Species
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March 15, 2017

Star Coulbrooke, Logan City Poet Laureate and USU Writing Center Director, with Shaun Anderson and Millie Tullis, USU creative writing students and writing center tutor supervisors.
USU Writing Center
Presentation: Make it Creative; Make it Relatable
Presentation Handout
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February 15, 2017

Matt Jensen
Engineering Public Relations Specialist
Presentation: How to get Reporters Interested in Your Research
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February 1, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto
USU College of Science and Quinney College of Natural Resources Public Relations Specialist
Presentation: Communicating Science to People Who Aren’t Scientists
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