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COMPASS Full Day Communications Training

February 8, 2018 from 8:00 am5:00 pm

COMPASS is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization that helps scientists build the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to effectively engage in the public discourse and decision-making about the environment. Participating in a COMPASS training gives you the opportunity to workshop your science in a practical way, reflect on the “so what” of your science, meet journalists and policymakers whose work is relevant to your science, and become part of a community of scientists who encourage and support each other to get out of their labs and engage with the real world.

With the support of our co-sponsors in SEBS and SAS, the Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) and COMPASS are organizing three events to help Rutgers researchers at all career stages (from graduate students to senior faculty) share their insights beyond their peers. All events will take place between February 7-8, 2018.




Information regarding this specific COMPASS event at Rutgers:

  • A group of twenty graduate students, researchers, and faculty members will be invited to work with COMPASS facilitators and media professionals on how to expand their research’s reach.
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  • A blend of introducing engagement tools, meeting and workshopping with external trainers (hand-selected journalists and policymakers relevant to your work), hands-on practice and feedback, and thinking through your goals. Participants will leave with more confidence in communicating their message to any audience and deeper relationships with their peers and the trainers, often leading to future engagement opportunities.


February 8, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Cook Campus Center Room 202 ABC
59 Biel Rd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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