The Writers House, the Department of Biology, and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will host “Distilling Your Message: A Plenary for Scientists and Science Writers” on Wednesday, April 5th, at 4:30 p.m.

Christie Nicholson, producer and host of Scientific American’s podcasts 60-Second Mind and 60-Second Science, as well as a contributing editors for CBS’ Interactive’s Smart Planet, will be the guest speaker.  She will discuss general principles in how to craft short, clear, conversational statements, intelligible to non-scientists, about your work and why it matters.  Participants will be actively engaged during the session, practicing explaining scientific material to those not familiar with their subjects.

Registration is required for this free event.