The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science works to enhance understanding of science by helping train the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, the media, and others outside their own discipline.

Our UO affiliate offers workshops for scientists to improve their science communication skills using the key Alda Center ideals of using improvisation and distilling a message to improve science communication.

Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2017 Workshop for faculty


Invitation from Alan Alda


UO Affiliate LeadersIMG_20160922_134536746

Molly Blancett, Distilling Instructor
Theresa May, Improvisation Instructor
Lewis Taylor, Distilling Instructor
Elly Vandegrift, Affiliate Director


Affiliate History

The University of Oregon joined the Alda Center for Communicating Science Affiliate Network in 2015.

In 2015 SLPSTEM CORE, and CAS sponsored a two day Communicating Science Workshop facilitated by faculty from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.  The workshop was featured in an article from the UO Research and Innovation (Read the article)and in the Around the O (Read the article).

Past Workshops

January 2017 Science Talk NW Conference “Improv Theater and Distilling Your Message: Tools from the Alda Center”
Fall 2016 Faculty Workshop