Communicating Science is Difficult (Amanda Grannas)

Dr. Grannas discusses the importance of effective communication, particularly in the field of science. She mentions that it’s not just about having an “elevator pitch” but also about engaging in dialogue with the audience and being able to listen and respond to others’ questions and concerns. She notes that many scientists are not trained in communication skills and she suggests that graduate programs and postdoctoral mentoring could benefit from coaching in this area. Dr. Paul Shepson (Dean of SOMAS at Stonybrook) talks with Dr. Grannas about the importance of conveying a positive message, particularly in regards to climate change.