Science Communication: How to Connect, Get Noticed, and Get Funded



Researchers must be good communicators to be successful. It is essential to communicate complex science to a broad audience in a way that is accurate, clear, concise, and engaging. This includes communicating with the media, policy makers, funding agencies, and researchers in other disciplines. By communicating their work effectively, researchers can help to raise awareness of important scientific issues and influence public policy and opinion. Good communication can also help researchers get funding and build collaborative relationships with other scientists.

To improve researchers' science communication, proposal development, and interdisciplinary team communications, IEE is hosting a facilitated panel discussion with a team of researchers recently awarded an IEE seed grant.

The discussion will include:

  • A brief overview of their project and a discussion of the language used in the overview (15 mins)
  • A focus on how the team communicates across disciplines (15 mins)
  • Discussion of the process of developing a successful proposal (15 mins)
  • Q&A (15 mins)

The team members are:

  • Christine Kirchhoff, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and PI, College of Engineering
  • Kimberly Van Meter, assistant professor of geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • Hannah Wiseman, professor of law, Penn State Law

Attendees are encouraged to attend in-person in 134 HUB-Robeson Center. There is also an online option for those unable to attend in person. Webinar registration: