FAPDD hosts a range of instructional programs and courses for faculty and students in science, medicine and other technical fields. The Communicating Science program trains the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, the media and others outside their own discipline.


IU’s Communicating Science Program is managed by a team of local partners including the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Department of Communication Studies, IU School of Medicine, IUPUI School of Science and IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. IU is a part of a growing network of institutions across the country developing new approaches to help current and future scientists and physicians develop the skills they need to connect to the public and to one another.


Workshop Series for Faculty, Fellows, Post-Docs and PhD Students

The three workshop series is designed to help researchers in medicine, the sciences, and other technical fields to communicate their research in a spontaneous and engaging way. Borrowing techniques from applied improvisational theater and communication studies, participants will learn skills to find common ground with an audience, speak at different levels of complexity for different audiences and answer questions about their work.



Graduate Minor in Communicating Science

IU graduate students in the biomedical sciences and health professions can pursue a graduate minor in Communicating Science. The minor is a partnership with the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.


Presentations and Program Research

Recently, we’ve presented at the following programs on campus:

  • Educational Training for Teaching Assistants (ETTA)
  • Faculty Enrichment and Educational Development (FEED)
  • Indiana Biomedical Gateway Program for PhD Students (IBMG)
  • Plater Institute on the Future of Learning

Read more about science communication initiatives at IU and beyond:

For more information, contact us at fapdd@iupui.edu.


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Krista Longtin

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis