Resources for effectively engaging an audience

Science outreach

Case study

DNA Discovery Day and Museum DNA Discovery Center

Emmett Smith engaged undergraduate students in Earlham College's “Human Genetics and Genomics” class and created a permanent hands-on DNA exhibit for their campus Joseph Moore Museum that opened on...
Case study

Decoding the mysteries of DNA

Josh Sokoloski planned three days of activities during STEM week for majority underserved middle-school students. Participants engaged in a variety of fun and educational activities around nucleic...
Case study

Raising young minds for global impact through biochemistry and molecular biology

Victor Nweze's project presented basic science through symposia and workshops to help build passion for biochemistry among students aged 11–19.

Organizations that support science outreach

List of organizations that provide guidance and offer funding for conducting science outreach.

Who did it?

An ASBMB outreach grant funds a high school field trip that includes a DNA crime scene investigation.

Small grants power outreach

A DNA summer camp, chemistry workshops for middle and high school students, and symposia for students in Nigeria are among the projects funded by ASBMB Science Outreach and Communication Grants.

Meet the 2023 SOC grant awardees

The ASBMB’s Science Outreach and Communication grants fund public engagement activities that foster the appreciation of science — particularly biochemistry and molecular biology — in informal...

Science communication


How to create a flash talk

Quick tips for creating a flash talk that anyone can use to think about how to present an impactful research pitch in a short period of time.

How to write a press release

A press release should be clear, concise, engaging and accessible to nonexpert readers.

How to start a science cafe

Science cafes aim to provide members of the public the opportunity to interact with scientists in a casual, nonprofessional setting.

Examples of successful flash talks

Watch the winners of the 2022 virtual Science in a Flash competition.

19 tips for giving an effective talk

“During my time in graduate school, I’ve learned many lessons about how to give an effective talk — often by giving an ineffective talk and receiving much-needed feedback,” Adriana Norris writes.

Making science more accessible: science communication careers

A great science communicator does three things: makes science more engaging to the public, finds ways to support outreach, and curates content using a variety of formats to target audiences.

So you wanna be in science communication?

The managing editor of BioBuzz writes about her career path, day-to-day work and advice for newcomers.

A science communicator explains it all

Diana Chien is senior program manager at the MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab.