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Get some pointers on how to communicate your science and contribute to a new blog.

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Interested in contributing to the new scicomm blog CBS BioLine, but don’t know where to start? The CBS Impact Exchange invites CBS and BTI undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs to participate in a virtual boot camp in science communication. Learn the fundamentals of effective science communication to engage peers outside of your discipline. Participants will receive guidance and ultimately submit a piece for CBS BioLine. Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia, industry, nonprofit or beyond, effective communication is essential. 

Participants will:

  • Learn to translate field-specific jargon and determine what details are fine to leave out.
  • Practice engaging diverse audiences and ditch the single elevator pitch when asked, “What do you do?”
  • Write, peer-review, and submit a piece for CBS BioLine.


  • Open to CBS and BTI undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs. 
  • 4 online workshops, 2 hours each
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. CT | March 17, March 24, March 31, April 14


We are limited to 10 participants. 

Workshop Leaders:

  • Caitlin Looby. A Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Fellow in CBS, Looby works with Jennifer Powers and Jessica Gutknecht. She has a range of science communication, writing and reporting experience, writing for radio, magazines, university media and local news. Her bylines include The New York Times, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, Mongabay, Loh Down on Science, Pacific Standard and others. She is also freelance editor and teaches science communication seminars.
  • Claire Wilson. As a Content Strategist on the CBS Communications, Marketing, and Advancement Team, Wilson focuses on developing stories to highlight the work of CBS faculty, researchers and students. She worked alongside Abbey and Judee to kick off CBS BioLine. 


Questions? Contact Claire Wilson at

February, 2021