The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people”. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology. The theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting is ‘Global Science Engagement’, and I’m a Scientist is a global science engagement phenomenon that now operates in seven countries, on five continents, so it only seems right that we bring it to the conference.
The Annual Meeting offers career development workshops for those working in science and technology-related fields. This year I’m a Scientist USA will provide an in-person workshop combined with a live chat and science communication Q+A zone. The Zone will feature previous winners of the competition revealing the secrets to their success and how you can develop and harness those same skills to boost your career.
Attendees of the workshop will be able to meet and interact with previous winners as well as submit questions to the online zone.
Title: Building Your Communication Skills with Winners of “I’m a Scientist” Competition.
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 1:00 -2:00 PM
Location: Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
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