Berkeley Lab hosted last week’s 2020 Research SLAM prep workshop on April 29 for Lab employees interested in enhancing their science communication skills. The annual event challenging competitors to engage non-specialists in audience-appropriate presentations of their research takes place in September.
Organized by Meg Rodriguez and the Career Pathways Office, the workshop featured the following experts: Faith Dukes, David Gilbert, Sinead Griffin, and Meg Rodriguez. The experts talked about the benefits of participating in SLAM including: an opportunity to develop a three-minute professional research pitch; cash incentives; work exposure to all areas of the Lab; and more. Speakers also shared helpful tips on building a talk to present at SLAM and a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
A recording of the prep workshop is available on the EESA staff-only intranet: WATCH NOW
SLAM participants must be a current employee with an active appointment through October 2020 and have received their PhD between January 2013- December 2019. Read more about the guidelines and submit your intent to participate by June 19th. Video submissions are due July 17th. The live event will take place on September 17th.