Communicating Science to Nonscientists

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Back by popular demand, MIT is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jean-luc Doumont for his annual IAP lectures on excellence in communication.

Nonscientists often see science as impenetrable and scientists as unsociable introverts hiding in labs. In turn, researchers wonder how they could possibly explain their work in a clear yet scientifically correct way to people outside their own field. This lecture explores the challenges of communicating science to nonscientists (and, to a point, to fellow scientists as well) and proposes strategies that help overcome these challenges.

Dr. Doumont holds an engineering degree from the Louvain School of Engineering and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford. He specializes in professional speaking, writing, and graphing, and incorporates a unique engineering perspective. He is an international speaker and the author ofTrees, Maps, and Theorems: effective communication for rational minds”. All CAPD workshops are open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. RSVP requested via CareerBridge.

Sponsored by Career Advising & Professional Development, the Office of Graduate Education, the Office of Vice President for Research, and the Graduate Student Council

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