Wed, Aug 08 | Local 64

Communicating Complex Ideas

Looking for ways to improve your communication skills? Or core attribute is the ability to understand, empathize with, and relate to your audience. Scientific thinking can help you to hone this skill. Join L64 for a special series of Skype workshops w/ hands-on activities. Click RSVP for more info.
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Communicating Complex Ideas

Time & Location

Aug 08, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Local 64, 43 State Street, Second Floor West, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

About The Event

Good work in nearly every realm requires good communication. This means more than just being able to speak well (though that certainly helps); it means being able to put yourself in your audience’s place so you can anticipate their needs.

The final of a three-part series of Skype workshops at Local 64, they are the perfect summertime professional and social break. Led by astronomer and storytelling enthusiast Moiya McTier, these workshops will help you integrate scientific tools of inquiry and perception into your life.

Moiya grew up in a small coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, far enough from a large city that she had a clear view of the night sky, but didn't begin to pursue astronomy professionally until her sophomore year at Harvard College. At the same time, she was learning from Harvard's folklore department how to study people and tell their stories. Her college years were filled with struggles brought on by the weakness of her science and math background and rude awakenings about what it means to be a woman of color in STEM.

After graduating in 2016, Moiya continued her education in the astronomy PhD program at Columbia University. It was there, in a city with millions of people who don't mind sparing the occasional hour to learn about the universe, that she realized her double training in scientific research and narrative storytelling made her an excellent science communicator.

Learn more about Moiya at: moiyamctier.com

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