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Online Course – 1st Edition

Storytelling for Scientists

July 29th-31st, 2020

Scientific communication

Scientific Communication


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This course will be delivered ONLINE: 9 hours of online live lessons. A good internet connection is required to follow the course.

Course Storytelling for Scientists

Course overview

Whether writing a research grant or inspiring young people to become future researchers, we are communicating science. We are storytelling animals, and the more skilled and confident we are in telling science stories, the more successful we will be in our field. In this online workshop, we will cover how stories are structured and practice transforming our science facts and figures into powerful stories. After attending this workshop, you will be more skillful and confident in storytelling about your science.


About the workshop facilitator

Nichole Bennett researches science communication in the Ph.D. program at the Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas. Her research is at the intersection of science communication, applied theater, and social justice. She also an improv performer, instructor, director, and technical designer and has won three B. Iden Payne awards and an Austin Chronicle Critics Table Award. Through STEMprov, she teaches scientists and tech professionals improv to boost their communication skills (http://stemprov.org). She also teaches improv to neurodiverse youth at through the Building Connections Program. She has her Masters in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from The University of Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @choleness or on Instagram at @theawkwardoff.


All participants must have a personal computer, with webcam, headphones and a good internet connection.




This course will be delivered online.

Please check the schedule for the live online part, and be aware that it is GMT+1.


July 29th-31st, 2020




9 hours online (live).


Places are limited to 12 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Nichole Bennett instructor fro Transmitting Science

Nic Bennett
The University of Texas at Austin
United States of America


Day 1:

  • Introductions and getting to know one another
  • Naming our science communication goals and audiences
  • Transforming science facts into science stories

Day 2:

  • Narrative tools and theory for science writing and speaking
  • Accessing creativity and getting out of your head
  • Keeping an audience engaged and delighted, reacting off the cuff

Day 3:

  • Managing communication apprehension and anxiety
  • Change directed communication into conversation with connection, listening, and empathy
  • Collaborative storytelling


  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until July 20th, 2020):
  • 189 € *
    (151.2 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after July 20th, 2020):
  • 220 € *
    (176 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Price is VAT included.
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com


Course Schedule
  • Wednesday to Friday (GMT+1):
    • 15:00 to 18:00 online live lessons


Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact the course coordinator).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.