YCC November Update

‘Speaking Simply’ Webinar Was A Great Success

The CSW Younger Chemists Committee participated in the webinar “Speaking Simply: Communicating Your Science” on October 7, 2014, from three different locations: Virginia (Marymount University), Maryland (University of Maryland, College Park), and Washington, DC (Georgetown University) and it was a big success. The event was moderated by Dr. David Harwell, (Assistant Director, ACS Industry Member Programs). Dr. Doug Dollemore (Senior Science Writer, ACS Office of Public Affairs) started the presentation by explaining simple ways of talking about chemistry by using storytelling and focusing on why the research is important. In the second part, Dr. Darcy Gentleman (Science Communicator, ACS Office of Public Affairs), spoke about presenting graphs and visuals in a simple and elegant way. Participants enjoyed the demonstrations as well as the webinar. The event was sponsored by the CSW-YCC, the Marymount Science Club, and SAACS-UMD. The webinar was from the Program-in-a-Box series, supported by the YCC201411ACS Committee on Local Section Activities and the ACS Young Chemists Subdivision of the Division of Professional Relations, and co-sponsored by the ACS-YCC, ACS Office of Public Affairs, and ACS Webinars.