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Abstract Title: Supporting Scientists Ability to Communicate About Science in Everyday Language
Abstract: The University of Colorado's Partnership for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) program, in which undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral volunteers to participate in after school informal science activities with children, allows volunteers to develop experience in teaching and expand their ability to communicate about science to nonscientists.  The Communication in Everyday Language Assessment (CELA) has been used for several semesters to measure participants changing ability to communicate in these informal settings.  We continue the process of validating this assessment and present preliminary data that demonstrates the potential of these environments to promote early-career scientists' abilities to communicate about science in everyday language.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jessica E. Bartley
University of Colorado Physics
and Co-Presenter(s)
Laurel M. Mayhew, University of Colorado Physics
Noah D. Finkelstein, University of Colorado Physics