SciComm Workshops

Spring 2022

The SciComm Lab is partnering with Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) to host Brandeis's first ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event. This is an opportunity for graduate students to win prizes for effectively communication their research in three minutes.

Fall 2021

  • Demystifying the Senior Thesis
    Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    Time: 6 - 7 pm ET

    The SciComm Lab wants to help you with your Senior Thesis! On Wednesday, Nov. 10th at 6 pm, SciComm Lab Fellows Kathleen and Krystal will be hosting a workshop for anyone working on a senior thesis at Brandeis. This virtual workshop will cover some tips and tricks on submitting your proposal this semester and presenting your research next semester.
    View Zoom Recording.
  • Writing an Effective Statement of Purpose for Graduate and Medical Schools
    Date: Wed., October 27, 2021
    Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm ET
    This workshop hosted by Fellows Xiang Li and Thalia Sass will guide you through the timeline and initial steps of submitting a strong graduate school or medical school application. This workshop will focus on crafting an effective statement of purpose.
    View Zoom Recording
  • What is the SciComm Lab?
    Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
    Need help communicating science such as working on a senior thesis or approaching labs you want to join but don’t know where to turn? You need the SciComm Lab! Join us this Friday, Oct 8 at 4 pm for a virtual info session, hosted by Fellows Michelle Langton and Rob Keane. In this session, we will introduce you to the Lab, discuss the services provided by the Brandeis SciComm Lab, and walk through an appointment -from scheduling to follow-up - so you can take advantage of this FREE resource on campus.
  • Intro to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)
    Friday, Sept 17
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    Interested in learning about the fellowship and grant writing process? The SciComm Lab and the DivSci PreAward Group have partnered to host a workshop on fellowship writing for the prestigious (but attainable) NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
    View Zoom Recording

Past Workshops

Summer 2021

  • Effective Poster Design 
    Wednesday, July 21
    4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
    Join SciComm Lab Fellows Jake Olson and Brad Stone for a one-hour workshop focused on effective poster design. This workshop is for anyone who is creating a scientific poster for the first time or wants tips on how to spruce up their poster design. 
    View Echo 360 Recording

  • Write Like a Scientist: Writing a Successful Abstract
    Wednesday, July 14
    4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
    This workshop, hosted by Fellows Thalia Sass and Chris Konow, will help science researchers prepare effective abstracts for scientific conferences. All Division of Science members are welcome and this workshop will be particularly helpful for undergraduate researchers or scientists who are building an abstract from scratch. 
    View Echo360 Recording

  • You Need a Notebook!
    Friday, June 4
    3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
    This workshop, hosted by Fellows Tim Wiggin and Thalia Sass, will cover the importance and best practices of keeping a lab notebook. This will be a helpful workshop for summer undergraduate researchers (or any scientist who has looked at old lab notebook notes and thought “what did I do?!”). 
    View Echo360 Recording

Spring 2021

  • Talk So People Will Listen
    Wednesday, April 7
    4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
    This workshop hosted by Fellows Michelle Langton and Thalia Sass will help any Brandeis scientist who wants to learn how to present their research. Undergraduates working on their senior thesis and graduate students are highly encouraged to attend! 
    View Echo 360 Recording

Winter 2020-2021

  • Elevator Pitch 
    Thursday, March 25
    4:00 - 5:00 PM ET
    A workshop by the SciComm Lab about creating and giving your elevator pitch. This workshop was hosted by Fellows: Claire Symanski and Kathleen Maigler. 
    View Echo360 Recording

  • Specific Aims 1-2-3
    March 15, 2021
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    In this workshop, SciComm Lab fellows Tim Wiggin and Jake Olson will teach participants how to write the specific aims portion of a grant.
  • Applying for Brandeis Summer Science Research Opportunities.
    February 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
    This workshop will help Brandeis undergrads apply for summer science research opportunities on campus. 
    View Echo360 Recording

Summer 2020

  • Writing Effective Science Abstracts, a SciComm Lab workshop.
    July 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM
    This workshop will help science undergrads prepare effective abstracts for science conferences. 
    View Echo360 Recording

  • Using the Right Type of Graph for Your Data, a SciComm Lab workshop
    July 15, 2020 at 1:30 PM
    A SciComm Lab workshop on how to use the right type of graph for your data facilitated by Tim Wiggin and Srinivas Shandilya.
    View Echo360 Recording

  • Writing Effective Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools, a SciComm Lab workshop
    July 8, 2020 
    A SciComm Lab workshop on how to write effective personal statements for graduate and medical schools facilitated by Chris Konow.
    View Echo360 Recording 

  • Graduate School -- How to Apply and What it's all About, a panel presented by MRSEC and the Diverse Brandeis Scholars
    June 17, 2020
    View Echo360 Recording

  • Panel Discussion on How to Productively Work from Home, organized by the SciComm Lab.
    June 11, 2020
    An online panel presented by the SciComm Lab. Professor Anne Berry, graduate student Bradly Stone and other participants will share tips for productively working from home during the summer and address undergraduate questions and concerns.
    View Echo360 Recording

  • How to Mentor-Up and Other Tricks on How to Succeed Over the Summer, a SciComm Lab workshop.
    June 3, 2020
    A workshop by the SciComm Lab about How to Mentor-Up and Other Tricks on How to Succeed Over the Summer, a SciComm Lab Workshop. Participants will learn how to take notes that track success and summarize meetings.
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  • How to Read Papers Effectively and Efficiently, a SciComm Lab workshop. 
    June 2, 2020 
    In this workshop, SciComm Lab fellows Katie Kimbrell and Lishi Mohapatra will teach participants how to read scientific research papers effectively and efficiently.
    View Echo360 Recording

Spring 2020

Fall 2019