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SciComm Academy

Make Science Matter. Communicate Effectively.

The overwhelming majority of science professionals and researchers are not exposed to any formal communications training, and it shows. Research is only as powerful as the audiences that can connect with it.

That’s why Science For Georgia developed SciComm, a no-application-needed science communication training program. We guide students and professionals in building bridges across disciplines and out into the larger community. Everyone has a voice. Maximize yours to effectively advocate for yourself, your science, your career, and your fellow humans.

Learning Objectives


To start: identify and empathize with your audience.


Clean, simple, focused talking points and language.


Pull it all together in a memorable story.

Workshop Options

90-min Workshop | $1,000

  • Main point identification
  • Audience relevance
  • Basic storytelling
  • Outline for an effective “elevator speech”
  • Snacks provided

4-Hour Workshop | $2,500

Interactive exercises to walk through:

  • Main point identification
  • Audience relevance
  • “To the point” messaging
  • Communication tips and tricks
  • Basic storytelling
  • Workshop ends with creation of choice of: elevator speech, lay abstract, fact sheet, executive summary, poster layout, presentation outline, or interview responses.
  • Food provided.

60-Min. Short Courses | $750

  • Working with the media
  • Introduction to the government
  • Science blogging
  • Plan language abstracts
  • Effective use of visuals and colors
  • Presentation skills and outlines
  • Interview and resume skills

Ready to get started?

Use this form to contact us to learn more!


The IMLAY Foundation

A generous grant from the Imlay Foundation has provided for workshops at Georgia College and State University, Georgia State University, College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Gwinnett College, Augusta State University, Clayton State University

Customers include: ComSciCon, Georgia Botanical Gardens, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Horticulture Group, Georgia Tech Public Policy, Emory’s Post-Doc Program, Emory’s Science Advocacy Network, Emory Epidemiology PhD Program, and UGA’s Learn by Leading Program.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Georgia State University
Why Science for Georgia?

Our staff has taught science communications for more than five years and science classes for 40 years!

Science for Georgia has a well-earned reputation for delivering audience-relevant best-practice technical information about literacy, food insecurity, clean water, and environmental justice.

Science for Georgia is a 501(c)(3). We work to build a bridge between scientists and the public and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.

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