Nov 16, 2020, 4:30 pm7:00 pm
Event Description

How can we express the substance and value of our work in terms that appeal beyond our usual academic audience? Carolyn Hall, who has worked for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, will once again be leading a “Distilling Your Message” workshop at the Center for the Study of Religion. In this interactive, online group workshop she will lead us through exercises to help us focus key points of our research into mini-lectures of 1-2 minutes for a non-specialist audience. This important skill helps us communicate with students, parents, and [job] interviewers, and broaden the impact of our ideas.

Carolyn Hall became a science communication instructor in 2015 out of the desire to make her and others’ data-rich science and complex research more understandable and memorable. Based in New York City, Carolyn holds a Masters in marine science with a focus on historical marine ecology from Stony Brook University and is an award-winning professional contemporary dancer. She engages both her scientist and artist halves as an independent researcher/fact checker, a consultant to the American Fisheries Society, a core member of the art/environmental collective Works on Water, and creator of various projects that focus on shoreline use, history, and the impact of our changing climate. She has taught communication workshops for scientists, religious scholars, artists, health care providers, and students from many disciplines. She is consistently inspired by the people she works with and enjoys seeing them more confidently, compassionately, and creatively communicate their expertise.