In our ongoing commitment to increase the reach and impact of our research to the public, the RARC has officially launched a Science Communication Workgroup, led by Jessica Hamilton and Allison Bond. This initiative aims to improve training in science communication for researchers at all training levels (students and faculty) to make our research easy to understand and available for anyone to learn!

The Science Communication Workgroup is being led by:

Dr. Jessica L. Hamilton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and Director of The Hamilton Lab. Her research examines modifiable risk and protective factors for adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors, with a focus on social media use and sleep. Her research harnesses innovative technological methods (e.g., smartphone sensing, ecological momentary assessment, and actigraphy) to examine these relationships in real time.

Allison Bond, M.A. is a fifth-year clinical psychology PhD candidate in the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on firearms and suicide; specifically, determining who utilizes a firearm in their suicide deaths and ways to increase secure firearm storage to prevent suicides. Allison co-directed the RU Communicating Psychological workshop series during the 2022-2023 academic year, and is the co-founder of the Science Simplified Network.

Join us for our next SciComm Workshop on March 27, 2024! This program aims to provide participants with interdisciplinary training and foundational skills in community-engaged science communication and research. Through exploring the concept of community, we will discuss effective strategies for engagement and emphasize the significance of communicating research findings to both scientists and community members. Attendees will leave equipped with practical tips, tricks, and additional resources to support their involvement in community engagement, both within and beyond the Rutgers community.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 12:00-1:15 PM EST
Location: Zoom Meeting
Registration: Click here to RSVP!

Workshop Highlights:

  • Engaging Discussions: Dive into conversations about effectively engaging diverse audiences, including communities within common cities.
  • Combatting Stereotypes: Learn how to share information responsibly, avoiding the perpetuation of stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • Funding Insights: Explore funding opportunities and understand the limitations that may impact your science communication initiatives.
  • Getting Started Guide: Receive practical tips and guidance on how to kickstart your journey in science communication.
  • Resources: Access resources to support your ongoing efforts in communicating science effectively.


Our SciComm training series aims to help researchers across all training levels
learn how to effectively communicate their science to increase its impact! We will be hosting a series of workshops in the fall and spring to introduce the foundations of science communication and different approaches and modalities (e.g., podcasts, op-eds, infographics, & social media). Each workshop will be accompanied with an “hour of action” in the next month to apply skills towards sharing your research.

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We have collated resources to support you in communicating science (e.g., podcast tips, toolkits).

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