An Expert Discussion on Communicating Research via the Media

Event Date: February 1, 2021
Hosted By: Zucrow Engineering Graduate Communications Lab
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
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How do exciting discoveries reach the press?

How do you contextualize your work so the public will understand and care?

What can be done to prevent unintentional misinformation or being misquoted?

The Zucrow Engineering Graduate Communications Lab is excited to present:

An Expert Discussion on Communicating Research via the Media

February 1, 3:30-5 pm

This virtual event will feature a panel of experts representing different perspectives on science journalism. 

Technical Experts

  • Dr. Steven Collicott | AAE Professor and expert on microgravity environments and space applications
  • Dr. Steve Werley | ME Professor and expert on microfluidics

Communication and the Press:

  • Dr. Bart Collins | Director of Brian Lamb School’s Graduate Program and expert in communications
  • Kayla Wiles | Engineering Sciences Writer / Communications Specialist, Purdue News Service

The event will be held in a Zoom online meeting room on February 1st at 3:30. The presentation will run for 1 hour and be followed by a 30-minute Q & A session.

Registration Information

If you plan to attend, please register by filling out the Qualtrics survey below. You will receive a Zoom invitation by noon on the day of the event. The survey includes space to list any questions you would like addressed during the panel. There will also be time during the event to ask additional questions. If you register for the event less than an hour beforehand, please also send us an email at so we can send you the Zoom invitation. Please note that this event is aimed at College of Engineering graduate students.

Qualtrics Link for Registration