Synopses & Reviews
Championing Science is a comprehensive guide that helps scientists persuasively communicate complex scientific ideas to decision makers in government, policy, and education. The book provides real-world tactics for scientists to help build vital communication, influence, and emotional intelligence skills that motivate decision makers, with little to no science background, to understand and support their science. Through instruction, interviews, and examples, scientists learn why inspiring decision makers to act requires extracting the essence of scientific findings, crafting understandable messages, simplifying visuals, bridging paradigm gaps, and storytelling. Principles for championing science come to life through stories of science champions such as Robert Millikan, Vannevar Bush, the work between Caltech and MIT, and others. With Championing Science, scientists will effectively learn how to use their communication skills to garner funding, secure future research, and, ultimately, impact policy.
Championing Science shows scientists how to persuasively communicate complex scientific ideas to decision makers in government, industry, and education. This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science. Instruction, interviews, and examples demonstrate how inspiring decision makers to act requires scientists to extract the essence of their work, craft clear messages, simplify visuals, bridge paradigm gaps, and tell compelling narratives. The authors bring these principles to life in the accounts of science champions such as Robert Millikan, Vannevar Bush, scientists at Caltech and MIT, and others. With Championing Science, scientists will learn how to use these vital skills to make an impact.