Storytelling: Crafting Narratives to Share Your Science


by Monica Feliu-Mojer

 

Storytelling is a powerful tool for scientists to convey the importance of their work and create meaningful connections. It helps them make their skills and expertise valuable; humanize science; and inspire others to support or pursue careers in science. 

 

The main goal of this workshop is to teach participants how they can share their science effectively and bolster their career development via storytelling. After being introduced to storytelling, participants will use a worksheet to learn how to craft narratives that they can use for multiple professional purposes, from communicating science to non-experts to writing compelling statements for job or fellowship applications. The facilitator will share her own sample narratives and experiences and offer resources to help participants continue the development of their storytelling skills.