San Diego, CA

• February 10, 2018 • 

The Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Photo by Michael Seljos

The Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Photo by Michael Seljos

The People’s Science is coming to San Diego! 

Share Your Science will provide scientists with formal training in effectively communicating their work to the public.  The afternoon will include a workshop on science communication as well as an opportunity to practice writing for a lay audience.  The day will conclude with a round table and mixer with local professional science writers. Spots are limited and are available on a first come, first-served basis. 

Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty are encouraged to apply! 

Let's spread the science!


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PRESS & MEDIA

Help us spread the word!

Whether you are interested in learning more, interviewing the organizing team, or disseminating information about the event to your campus or group, check out our official San Diego press release below! 

If you need flyers or additional materials, feel free to reach out.

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DETAILS

Community Forum at Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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REGISTRATION

Registration deadline 02/01/2018

To secure your spot, submit your Write-a-thon piece before the deadline!

This is a free event!

First come, first served.

Please consider helping us improve our programs and further the field by completing our optional pre-event surveys during registration.


PROGRAM

12:30 pm - 1 pm Check-in

1 pm - 2:30 pm Science Communication Workshop

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Write-a-thon

4:30 pm - 6 pm Round table and Mixer


PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Thank you to our local sponsors and partners who help make this event possible!

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner? Contact our local lead organizer(s) for more information.


ORGANIZING TEAM

Our local team includes a wide range of students and professionals from across fields.
Interested in joining the team or attending the Ambassador & Coach training? 

Elena Blanco-Suarez

Elena Blanco-Suarez

Elena Blanco-Suarez
Co-leader
eblancosuar@gmail.com
Elena is a neuroscientist at the Salk Institute. She did her undergrad and master’s degree between Spain and Greece, and she studied and worked in the UK, where she got her Ph.D. before moving to San Diego in 2014. She is passionate about science communication: she is involved in ComSciCon San Diego, and contributes to different scientific blogs (Nature jobs, PLOS neuro community, Marie Curie Alumni Association blog, and NeuWriteSD). She also collaborates in several education outreach projects.
Twitter @westboundsigned / Instagram @neurocosas / Medium @eblancosuarez


Catie Profaci

Catie Profaci

Catie Profaci
Co-leader
cprofaci@ucsd.edu
Catie Profaci is a neurosciences PhD student at UCSD.  Her research in Dr. Richard Daneman’s lab focuses on the mechanisms of blood-brain barrier dysfunction and repair—how blood vessels in the brain change during disease and how we might reverse those changes.  She believes that developing communication skills is an often-overlooked but essential component of scientific training.  To this end, she is heavily involved in local scicomm efforts including ComSciCon-SD, taste of science, and writing for NeuWriteSD. 
Twitter @cprofaci

 

 


Daniel Aguirre

Daniel Aguirre

Daniel Aguirre
Event Logistics
community@rhfleet.com
Daniel has been engaging diverse audiences in meaningful informal educational opportunities for close to a decade. In 2011 he co-founded the San Ysidro Education Committee where they focus on improving high school completion and spotlighting various career pathways. Currently he manages 52 Weeks of Science serving the Barrio Logan, Logan Heights and Clairemont Mesa communities in San Diego. 52 Weeks of Science focuses on programming that encourages inclusivity and diversity across all STEM principles. 


Sarah Shires

Sarah Shires

Sarah Shires
Event Logistics
sarah.e.shires@gmail.com
Sarah is a graduate student in Biomedical Sciences at UCSD whose research focuses on heart disease. Sarah likes to talk to anyone and everyone about her science. She has spoken at places such as the Fleet Science Center and the La Jolla Riford Library, and was a finalist in UCSD’s GradSLAM completition in 2016. She is excited to be a part of the People’s Science SD team and help more people explore their passion for science communication.
Twitter @SaraheShires


Tiffany Fox

Tiffany Fox

Tiffany Fox
Community and Promotion
tiffanymfox@gmail.com
Tiffany Fox is a media specialist for the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego, and an award-winning public speaker. For over a decade she has helped researchers tell their research stories through articles, videos and public presentations. In addition, she has developed a number of research communications training modules for undergraduates and graduate students at UC San Diego. She also writes a weekly newsletter on research communications, Research Refined. Before UCSD, Fox was at the San Diego Union-Tribune for 10 years. She is a freelance journalist and has written about a multitude of topics.
Newsletter Research Refined / Twitter @TiffanyFox


Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones
Community and Promotion
samantha.helen.jones@gmail.com
Samantha (Sam) Jones is a science researcher and writer, working on a PhD in biomedical science at UCSD. Sam grew up in the Boston area as an avid Red Sox fan and lover of lobster, moving West in 2013 to start graduate school. She is editor of The BMS Times and has contributed to Science MagazineNeuWrite San DiegoFuture of ResearchThe Q:Official Quartzy Blog, The Qualcomm Institute at UCSD, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She serves as outreach coordinator for the San Diego Wet Lab and as a biology advisor for Khan Academy.
Website / Twitter @jonesfreelance