The Science Communication Laboratory

Do you have a presentation coming up?  Need some help?  This virtual lab is ideal for any scientist needing help to:

  • Prepare a presentation for an upcoming meeting
  • Create a presentation to promote and idea or project
  • Present scientific information to public groups
  • Defend a thesis
  • Hone new skills to lead a team

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How does it work?

Sign up by clicking on the link below. You will receive a brief questionnaire asking you to outline your specific needs.  There will be two virtual one-hour sessions to work on your presentation and any personal challenges you may have.  If you are using any slides or media, these will be critiqued prior to the first session.

Sigma Xi members pay a special rate of $395 for the laboratory. Sign in to register. 


The Lab Coach

Barry-MitschYour coach will be Barry Mitsch of the Pyramid Resource Group.  Barry has been conducting presentation skills workshops for over 25 years and specializes in working with scientists and engineers. He has worked with individuals and groups using video-based programs, classroom workshops, and virtual coaching.  He holds a Master's of Science in Public Health and his research was in the field of radiation physics.  Barry has conducted bench research, managed technical regulatory projects, and published in journals ranging from the Health Physics Journal to Chemical Engineering.  He nurtures his love of science through frequent observations of stream biology in his quest to net trout in the mountains of North Carolina and in backcountry hikes in our national parks.