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Communicating your Research through Storytelling


Jory Weintraub, PhD, Director of Science Engagement, North Carolina State University

A graphic for the "Communicating your Research through Storytelling" event on February 28, 2023.

Sure, your research on fill-in-the-blank is fascinating and important, but in order to help the public understand why it matters (and why they should support it!), you need to be able to communicate what you do in ways that are clear and engaging.  In this 3-part series, noted Research Communication expert Jory Weintraub, PhD, will teach you how to communicate your research effectively, no matter what field you are in.

The workshops will be participatory and include interactive exercises to provide opportunities to practice your research communication skills, so please have your audio and video enabled. For maximum benefit, participants are encouraged to attend all events in the series.

This is the second in the three-part series The Art of Research Communication.

Research demonstrates that people learn new information more effectively, understand it better and remember it longer when it is delivered in the form of a story.  In this session, we’ll dig more deeply into this and discuss the elements of great storytelling.  You will then be introduced to a fun and simple method for telling the story of your research in three sentences, and get the opportunity to try it yourself (and receive facilitatory and peer feedback).

Jory Weintraub, PhD

Speaker: Jory Weintraub, PhD, is the Director of Science Engagement at North Carolina State University.  From 2015-2022 he was the Science Communication Director with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in science communication at Duke.  He received a PhD in Immunology, did a postdoc in STEM education, and has spent the last 25 years doing, teaching and coaching science communication and science outreach.

This event is part of the Mentoring and Communication Series co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Communication, Core Competencies, Professional Development