Graduate Center, 1220 Walker Hall (Gibeling Room)
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Events
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 1 – 2:30pmGraduate Center, 1220 Walker Hall (Gibeling Room)

The pandemic has forced nearly all communication onto virtual platforms, limiting opportunities for connection and discussion of research between graduate students and potential audiences. It is important that in the wake of Covid-19 and the trend towards isolating ourselves socially from both peers and strangers, graduate students practice communicating their research to broad audiences. This workshop brings graduate students together from all disciplines to learn about using performative theater techniques to engage an audience with storytelling techniques. Practicing improv theater improves stage presence, mental acuity, and audience awareness, all skills necessary for successful communication. Participants have the opportunity to develop their research pitch into a relatable message and hear from graduate students who have mastered the skill of research communication in the UC Davis Grad Slam competition.

Register: Improving Research Communication

Presented by Rachael Coon (PhD Candidate in Animal Biology, Professors for the Future Fellow 2021-2022)

Sponsored by Professors for the Future and GradPathways Institute for Professional Development (Graduate Studies)
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