Marymount Hosting Webinar on Explaining Science

Having a hard time explaining your scientific work to a general audience?

Marymount University can help.

It’s hosting a free webinar, “Speaking Simply: Communicating Your Science,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Room 1021 of Caruthers Hall on the Marymount Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. A chance to network will precede the event at 6:30 p.m.

The webinar will be taught by Douglas Dollemore and Dr. Darcy Gentleman of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Dollemore is a senior science writer at the ACS and has more than 25 years of experience as a journalist, including work at Rodale Inc. and newspapers in Oregon, Arizona and California. Gentleman works in the ACS Ofce of Public Afairs, where he manages the ACS Science & Congress Project, coordinates social media eforts and is team leader for the 2014 Chemistry Champions.

“Being a successful chemist involves more than good lab work,” the ACS website notes. “Having the ability to speak clearly and break down complicated concepts into simple statements is key.”

The event isn’t just for chemists or students.

“This is for anyone in the community who is interested in science,” said Dr. Deana Jaber, an assistant professor of chemistry at Marymount.

Those who aren’t Marymount students are asked to email an RSVP by Sept. 30 to Jaber.