Training graduate students to communicate science to broad audiences

Anna C. Dilger, Floyd K. McKeith

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• Graduate students are trained to communicate effectively to other scientists. • Less attention is paid to the training of graduate students to communicate to non-scientific audiences though this will make up the bulk of their professional communications. • Therefore, attention should and is being placed on the development of these skills among graduate students. • Mentors have a responsibility to foster these skills in their students and allow them opportunities to practice effective communication while students have a responsibility to both seek out and take advantage of opportunities. • Together, mentors and students can expand their abilities to communicate science to broad audiences, improving the professional careers of students and broadening the impact of science on society at large.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalAnimal Frontiers
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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