[Taxacom] Writing for Impact and Influence: An AIBS Program

Julie Palakovich Carr jpalakovichcarr at aibs.org
Tue Apr 18 11:13:52 CDT 2017

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common
refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives,
and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate
effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific
manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public
engagement information are communicated.

AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed
to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written
communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message.

Writing for Impact and Influence provides practical instruction and
hands-on exercises to improve the participant’s general writing
proficiency. The program provides participants with the skills and tools
needed to compose scientific press releases, blog posts, emails, and
memoranda. Each product-focused session has an assignment to be completed
independently, with feedback from the instructor. The course is
interactive, and participants are encouraged to ask questions and converse
freely with the instructor and other participants.

Learn more or register

Julie Palakovich Carr
Public Policy Manager
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005

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