If you haven't joined us for a Gong Show before, here is what you can expect... Our goal is to connect Colorado scientists with community members so that they can learn about the amazing research being conducted in our state. This event is also an excellent opportunity for researchers to practice their broad communication skills.
To do this, we encourage scientists to give a short elevator pitch that succinctly describes what they do. If s/he uses too much jargon, goes off on a tangent, or the audience gets bored, listeners can "gong" the presenter with provided noise makers!
We will have prizes and beer, so get ready to share your most exciting scientific stories! As an added bonus, March for Science Denver will be there with us along with some special celebrity judges!
PRESENTATION FORMAT: - Present your research to non-scientists in a way that is exciting and educational. - 3 minute presentations - No slides (you are welcome to bring props) - Jargon is ok as long as it is necessary and you define it well.
Colorado Science Day at the State Capitol - January 19th
On January 19th, 2018, 55 early-career scientists representing 11 Colorado-based research institutions traveled to the Colorado State Capitol to present their research to the general assembly. This poster session was a celebration of the diverse and exciting research being performed in our state and inspired conversations surrounding the impact primary science research has on our local economic, physical, and social health. To commemorate the event, Governor John W. Hickenlooper officially declared January 19th, 2018 as 'Early Career Scientist Day' in Colorado!
Join us for this celebration of CU's early career scientists and learn about the exciting research being done by our postdoctoral community! This year we are happy to announce that Project Bridge Colorado is partnering with the organizers of PDRD to expand the reach of this pivotal event and will be hosting several state legislators during the poster session. We at Project Bridge are passionate about promoting open and sustained discourse amongst all of the different stakeholders involved in research and look forward to starting this conversation with our esteemed guests. For more information about PDRD click here. If you are interested in volunteering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Matters! Effective Strategies for Science Advocacy
Join special presenters Rachel Weissman and Tristan Gray-Le Coz of Research!America for an afternoon that will empower scientists at all career levels to effectively communicate their research to the public. The format will be a 1 hour workshop followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. We look forward to seeing you there!