2-day intensive training session
2 & 9 Sept 2023
Lifelong skills taught by renowned industry & academic experts
Certification in Science Communication
Practical Skills for Effective Science Communication
Before you can share data and facts, you need to build meaningful connections and trust with people, whoever and wherever they are.
Whether you want to interact effectively with the media, write popular science articles, give compelling talks about your research, engage wider audiences online, or just develop your communication skills, this short course can help you achieve that. Through this course, participants will be introduced to different techniques to demystify science in order to generate interest among the public through various modes of communication techniques.
Who should join?
Professionals involved in communication in any form who want to add on skills for career advancement.
✔ Students & Graduates
Students and graduates looking for additional skills to increase market employability.
✔ Science Academics, Researchers and Teachers
Academics and researchers who want to discover the best way to teach, present, and communicate their findings
✔ Communication Industry
Those who are interested in communicating Science to the public either in formal or informal organisations.
Short Course Details
> RM 750
Course Modules & Highlights
What You Will Learn
- Using ‘Science’ to Improve Science Communication
- Speaking of Science (Oral Presentation)
- Writing Science (Written Communication)
- Decoding Science (Technology-based Communication)
- Leveraging AI in Science Communication
- Hands-on Sessions
- Case Studies
- Group Discussions & Feedback
At the end of this course, you will know how to decode and communicate scientific findings in an understandable language so that science is appreciated and valued by your audience.
You will learn multiple modes of communication techniques so that your information becomes accessible and appealing to the public at all levels.
Dr Eyu Chan Hong, a Biotechnology PhD holder, excels in blending science with marketing through effective communication. With two years of R&D management experience in a biotechnology lab, he has honed his copywriting and illustration skills. During his studies, Dr Eyu explored graphic design, illustration, photography, and videography through workshops, shaping his creative approach. Not limited to the lab, he brings creativity to his scientific work, evident in his awards at conferences, including the first runner-up for the best oral presentation and the second runner-up for poster presentation. Utilizing a structured format and visual aids like illustrations and images, Dr Eyu successfully secured numerous projects with grants. Through his YouTube channel “Plantastic,” established during the global pandemic, he gained recognition as a prominent plant scientist in Malaysia, particularly on LinkedIn.
Dr Magaret is an affiliate member of Akademi Sains Malaysia- Young Scientists Network, actively contributing to science communication and publishing articles nationally and internationally. Notably, she authored “Science Communication in Practice: A Malaysian Perspective with Global Relevance” in 2022. Her remarkable accolades include receiving the Science Finder CAS Future Leader award in 2017 and representing Ytterbium on the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists in 2019. Dr Magaret was honoured with the title Super Female by FEMALE Magazine, recognized as one of the top 45 women in Malaysia, and received the KOTEX She Can! award in 2020. She advocates for positive body image and STEM education, promoting empowerment through the #scientistscanwearmakeup hashtag. Additionally, she founded the Facebook group “Sembang Science” to make science more approachable. Currently, Dr Magaret serves as a senior lecturer and head of school at QUEST International University, Malaysia.
Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan holds a PhD in science communication and is the Global Coordinator of BioTrust Global (BioTrust-ISAAA) and the Executive Director of the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC). She founded The Petri Dish, Malaysia’s first science newspaper, and co-founded Science Media Centre Malaysia. Mahaletchumy’s notable achievements include developing the first science communication training module for scientists in Malaysia and being listed among the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American Worldview 2015. She won the 2010 Third World Academy of Science Regional Prize for Public Understanding of Science for East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Region. Mahaletchumy is actively involved in various advisory roles and has published extensively on science/biotech communication and biotechnology development.
|Day 1||09:00 – 13:00||Module 1: The Basics of Science Communication|
|14:00 – 17:30||Module 2:
Speaking of Science and Hands-on Session
|Day 2||09:00 – 13:00||Module 3:
Writing Science & Hands-On Session
|14:00 – 17:30||Module 4: Digital Communication in Science and Hands-On Session
4.1 Science on Social Media
4.2 Leveraging AI to Decode Science