Research Communications: A Workshop for Bass Connections Students

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Research Communications for students workshop.

In collaboration with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, Bass Connections is offering a new opportunity for student team members to learn how to share their research effectively with a variety of audiences.

In this 90-minute interactive workshop, Professor Jory Weintraub will help students hone their skills in research communications. The focus will be on putting together and delivering engaging public talks and presentations for diverse audiences, with particular emphasis on message, audience and eliminating jargon.

Dinner will be provided.


All current Duke undergraduate or graduate students who have previously participated (or who are participating this year) in a Bass Connections project team, course or summer program (Data+, Story+, SRT, SNP) are eligible to sign up.


Send an email to Sarah Dwyer (, Director of Communications for Interdisciplinary Studies. Space is limited; registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Jory Weintraub, Ph.D.

Jory Weintraub is the Science Communication Program Director and a Senior Lecturing Fellow with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science communication and runs science communication workshops for Duke faculty and postdocs. He is also the Director of the Duke Broader Impacts Resource Center, which he established to support the Duke University research community in its efforts to develop, implement, assess and disseminate broader impacts activities and initiatives.

Jory received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from The University of California at San Diego, and his Ph.D. in Immunology from UNC Chapel Hill. He completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in STEM Education.

Bostock Library 127, The Edge Workshop Room