Communicating Science graduate courses are open to masters and PhD students in STEM disciplines. Tuition is covered for PhD students (fall or spring semesters) if they are currently supported full time by their program (TA/GA/RA or Fellow) and have a full Graduate Tuition Scholarship. Enrollment in the course requires pre-approval from your Graduate Program Director. Masters students can also enroll and pay tuition as normal.
Alda Center News
Scientific American and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University Announce Online Writing Workshop for Scientists
Scientific American and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University are teaming on an online workshop aimed at helping scientists and engineers write blogs and op-eds for magazines, newspapers and other news outlets. Presented in partnership with The Kavli Foundation, two dozen scientists will receive mentoring on writing over this fall and next spring, with successful assignments to be considered for publication as a Scientific American guest blog. Apply now.
Hannah Holt, a civil engineer from Hillsboro, Oregon was selected as the winner of the written contest and Johanna Howes, PhD, a chemist and freelance science writer from Mangerton, Australia was selected for her visual submission. Howes is an Alda Center workshop alumnae.
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and acclaimed actor, writer, and director Alan Alda today announced an expanded partnership between SUNY and Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science to offer the center’s highly-acclaimed training to doctoral students at up to five additional SUNY campuses.
Alan Alda, Stony Brook University and IBM Present The Flame Challenge Worldwide Assembly Live on Facebook Monday, April 24, 2017 at Noon EDT
On Monday, April 24, 2017 at Noon EDT, Alan Alda will join a web conference with a select group of fifth and sixth grade students worldwide to discuss the finalist entries to The Flame Challenge, a contest with the aim of encouraging scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to communicate more effectively with the public.
Alda Center Hosts Partnership Discussion with Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner of Research, Science, and Innovation
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, along with the Office of the Provost and Office of Research, hosted colleagues and partners in STEM education and research on April 20 at the Charles B. Wang Center for a collaborative discussion with Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner of Research, Science, and Innovation.
The National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication began in 2012 with an effort to survey the state of the art of empirical social science research in science communication and focused on the communication dynamics surrounding issues in science, engineering, and medicine.
Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is launching The Innovators of Tomorrow Video Contest to help budding scientists and engineers learn how to simply and effectively communicate their research related to STEM fields. Enter by April 25, 2017 for a chance to win $300.
Stony Brook University President Comments on Impact of Anti-Immigration Rhetoric on American STEM Universities
America’s universities are the best in the world. The quality of the students, faculty, teaching, infrastructure, the commitment to academic freedom, and the extraordinary research opportunities attract the best and brightest people from around the globe to the United States. And our nation is far better for it.
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is seeking a 10-month Lecturer. The ideal candidate will have a special expertise in theater or improvisation training, experience working with scientists and medical students/professionals in improvisation, and an understanding of the cultures of science and medicine. Please apply by April 18, 2017.