Beyond the Lab & Outreach in Science

Two lectures & a workshop by Meenakshi Prabhune

15:00 Session I: Beyond the Lab – Careers beyond PhD/post-doc (Talk – 30 mins)

  1. Introduction

  2. Need for early career planning

  3. Career options beyond academia

  4. How to figure out your career of interest

  5. How to work towards a specific field of interest

  6. Pointers for a career in science journalism

Q&A session (15 mins)

15:45 Session II: Outreach in Science – Why & how should scientists engage? (Talk – 20 mins)

  1. Introduction/ Why should researchers engage in science outreach

  2. How to optimally use different forms of outreach:

Peers: Research gate/conferences/etc.,

Public: Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, blog, Instagram

Kids: Events, workshops, lab-visits, field outings

Q&A session (10 mins)

16:15 Break for Tea

16:30 Practicing science outreach (Workshop – 60 mins)

Max no. of participants: 35

The goal of the workshop is to brainstorm ideas and practice science outreach suitable for different platforms in the form of hands-on interactive group activities.

Note for participants:

  1. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for the workshop.

  2. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their own paper or any other paper that they are well versed with to practice outreach ideas.

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