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Scientists are communicators.

They practice communications when presenting their work at lab meetings, when writing research papers and peer reviews, when speaking at conferences, and when educating the public through the media. Policymakers, business leaders, and everyday people rely on the information scientists provide to make important decisions regarding public policy, funding for research endeavors, and their personal health and wellbeing. Therefore the ability to communicate clearly to different types of people is a necessary skill among those employed in STEM fields.

As a participant in educational programming here at Argonne, you will have the opportunity to become a better contributor to your research field by learning how to be a better communicator. From writing a report to delivering an oral presentation, our programs offer numerous opportunities for you to exercise your communication skills, and the Communicating Science resource is here to help.

Communicating Science is an online resource with tips on how to improve speaking and writing abilities. It also summarizes the deliverable requirements for SULI and CCI interns. The following table details the different topics covered: