Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 29 Issue 01

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Volume 29, No. 1
Pages 67 - 67

SIDEBAR. STEM Graduate Students: Learning How to be Effective Storytellers

Nancy H. Marcus
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To be successful in academia, graduate students must learn how to give effective presentations to peers and other technical audiences, but more and more, success in the workplace demands that scientists be able to articulate the importance and value of their work to groups that are much more diverse (e.g., investors, legislators, policymakers, and the general public, both young and old). The programs described below were established to help graduate students learn how to make their science more accessible to diverse audiences through storytelling and by using concise and jargon-free language.


Marcus, N.H. 2016. STEM graduate students: Learning how to be effective storytellers. Oceanography 29(1):67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.15.