WIAS course Societal Impact of your Research

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
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9, 16, 23 March 2022
Homework assignments between the course sessions; studyload is a full week.
13:30 17:30 Campus Marianne Bruining 14 / 14 Add to waiting list

Course description

Societal Impact of your research 

WIAS Training Course: 9, 16 and 23 March 2022

 

Workshop 1, March 9

13.30-13.50:  Introduction Training Course.

13.50-14.15:  Why/how sharing research? (Rob Buiter)

14.15- 14.30:  Pause

14.30-15.15:  Presentation Pitches:

 

Before the workshop, the participants will be provided with information on a few basic techniques on how to effectively present their work in a pitch. During the workshop, the participants will present their research in a very short pitch, max three minutes, in two groups. The other group members will comment on that.

 

15.15 – 15.30:  Pause

15.30 - 15.50:  We read some good and bad examples of press releases.

15.50 - 16.15:  Discussing the press releases

16.15 - 16.30:  Pause

16.30 - 17.00:  How to write an effective press release/short news article? (Astrid Smit)

17.00 - 17.30:  The workshop will be closed with questions/discussion
and the explanation of the ‘homework’ for workshop 2 and 3:
write a short news article or press release and prepare a debate on a topic out of your scientific field.

 

Workshop 2, March 16

13.30 – 13.45: Welcome and short evaluation of the homework

13.45 - 14.15: Break out session 1. Discuss the first set of homework

14.15- 14.30:  Pause

14.30 - 15.15: Break out session 2: Discuss the second set of homework

15.15- 15.30:  Pause

15.30-16.15:  Guest lecture by Arnold van Vliet: his experiences in presenting research to a broader audience.

16.15- 16.30:  Pause

16.30 -17.15:  The pitfalls: what’s the risk when you bring your research in the open?

What can you expect form a journalist? What’s the cost, and what’s the benefit?

17.00 -17.30: Questions & discussion, explanation of the assignment for next week: prepare a debate!

 

Workshop 3, March 23

13.30 - 13.45: Welcome and short evaluation of the homework

13.45 - 14.15:  Break out session 1: discussion homework ‘prepare a debate’

 

In two by two groups of app 4 persons each, a debate is ‘enacted’. The participants will have to empathize the positions of various stakeholders (their own opponents too!) and discuss a topic by choice in a role play.

 

14.15 - 14.30:  Pause

14.30 - 15.15:  Break out session 2: Second round of role play.

15.15 - 15.30:  Pause

15.30 - 16.15:  Guestspeaker (Gerard Migchels of WUR), gives a presentation about his experiences in  debating his research in nitrogen with the broad audience.

16.15 - 16.45:  Second round of the news articles, ready to publish?

16.45 -  17.15: Questions, discussion