Lunar and Planetary Institute

Scientist Engagement

The LPI Education and Public Engagement team is pleased to assist planetary scientists in their communication and public engagement activities. The LPI conducts practice and mentoring sessions for students and other early career scientists preparing to present at planetary science conferences. The LPI also conducts scientist workshops to provide insight on meeting audience needs.

  • 2019 LPSC poster presentations
  • Dr. kathleen Vander Kaaden with workshop participant
  • Traveling Exhibits

Sharing Planetary Science: Planetary Scientist Engagement Sessions

Based on input from planetary scientists and its Education and Public Engagement advisory board, the LPI is conducting short professional development sessions. Sessions include interactive activities and demonstrations to allow participants to share their insights.

Giving Successful Press Interviews
February 26, 2020, 2:30 pm Central
Learn tips for sharing your science and practice giving interviews with professional science news journalists.

Presenting to Culturally Diverse Audiences
April 22, 2020, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Central
It can be challenging to communicate when your audience's experiences are different from your own. Explore models, metaphors, and analogies that do not rely on specific cultural experiences, and learn about making culturally relevant connections.

Writing Popular Science
May 20, 2020, 3:30 - 4:30 pm Central
An excellent way to reach a broad audience is to write a compelling article for a periodical. Learn tips for writing and submitting an article, including Planetary News.

Sharing Through Social Media
Fall 2020
A popular way to share your science is using social media. Learn techniques and suggestions for disseminating your science from some masters of social media, and discuss institutional policies.

Request a Speaker
The LPI scientists are available for presentations in the Houston region at no cost, on a variety of planetary science topics.


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