Boston University Scientists Take Acting Classes

Boston University, a New England Council member, recently partnered with Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. In October, thirty-two Boston University scientists participated in the program which teaches communication skills.

The goal of the Center is to teach scientists how to bridge the communication gap that exists between scientists and the people they pitch their work to. The program incorporates improvisational games that help participants connect with their audience with a broader goal of providing the scientists with the skills they need to explain their work to lawmakers, federal agencies, and the public.

Gloria Waters, Boston University’s Vice President and Associate Provost for Research explained their decision to participate stating, “We are in fiscally restrained times, and it’s clear that not all politicians understand the importance of supporting research.”

The New England Council commends Boston University on participating in this creative program.

For more information, see this Boston Globe article.

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