Science Communication - Write Your Own Blog

Science Communication Training
for the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools

Register by January 31st, 2022!

Nowadays, science communication is a key skill for a successful scientific career and indispensable for scientific exchange and networking.

Data Science in Hamburg – Helmholtz Graduate School for the Structure of Matter (DASHH) and the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) invite to sign up for the online workshop on blog writing for the Helmholtz Blogs web site (https://blogs.helmholtz.de/).

The course consists of four online sessions which take place on
Monday, February 28th, 2022 (13:30-17:00),
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 (9:00-12:30),
Monday, March 7th, 2022 (13:30-17:00), and
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 (9:00-12:30).

Description

The course will focus on the potential of Science Communication both within and outside an Academic Career. Science Blogs are discussed in relation to other communication channels. The participants learn to administrate a website using WordPress, the world's leading Content Management System. Students are expected to choose a topic related to their research projects and write their own blog posts during and between the four sessions.

In the final session each participant will present the article to the group to allow for feedback. If needed, the participants will be given a few extra days after the four sessions to edit and finalize their blog post. After review through the instructors, the blog posts will be published on a blog website. The participants are invited to share the public link to their articles via mail or social media and might get supported through institutional accounts.

What do Scientific Blog Posts Look Like?

See here (https://science-chatter.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/) for examples of scientific blog posts created in a similar workshop setting.

Who are the Instructors?

Michael Büker (https://www.michael-bueker.de/) holds a Diploma in Physics and has been working in science communication and science journalism for 10 years, producing podcasts, writing articles and books and training researchers to make science understandable to a broad audience.

 

Theresa Schredelseker (https://schredelseker.de/) holds a PhD in Molecular Medicine and investigated genetic factors during embryonic brain development of zebrafish before switching to science management. She now works as Postdoc Coordinator at PIER, the strategic partnership between DESY and the Universität Hamburg. Being a blogger for many years, she enjoys sharing her passion for science communication with early career researchers.

Registration

The course is limited to 12 participants, which we will distribute into two spots for each Helmholtz Information & Data Science School (HIDSS). This means the spots are rather limited, but you also have a great opportunity to get to know and connect with fellow HIDSS doctoral researchers from other Helmholtz centres and universities!

To register, please send an email to Christiane Ehrt (christiane.ehrt@cfel.de) with your name and which HIDSS you are from until January 31st, 2022. Please also put your HIDSS coordinator in cc.