UNH Research Communications Academy

2023 UNH Research Communications Academy Open Sessions

Now in its fifth year, UNH’s Research Communications Academy (RCA) trains faculty, students, and staff to effectively communicate the power and impact of their scholarship and research with a broad audience.  These two upcoming sessions are virtual, free, and open to all faculty, staff, and students at NH’s higher education institutions.  To join us please register below.

march 1, 2023, 1 – 2 p.m., virtual 

Photo of lots of news media camerasA reporter calls to talk about your research: Do you know how to respond? In this panel, two news reporters — Concord Monitor reporter and Granite Geek columnist David Brooks and freelance science writer Annie Roth — along with a UNH veteran of media attention, NH Sea Grant’s Gabriela Bradt, discuss how to make any news interview a positive experience in communicating your scholarship. 




Creating Impactful Posters and Presentations
march 2, 2023, 1 – 2 p.m., virtual 

Almost anyone who has wandered the poster hall at an academic conference or squinted at complex figures in a presentation has thought it: There has to be a better way. From overly long titles, tiny text and swarms of logos to bad font choices, color schemes and blurry images – it’s easy to leave viewers confused by your poster’s message. In this session, Zen Faulkes, who’s written the Better Posters blog and Better Posters book, will share tips on how to create and deliver conference posters that deliver maximum impact for your research. Faulkes, a biologist and instructor at McMaster University, will also review and workshop finished or in-progress posters submitted participants. If you would like your poster reviewed, email justine.stadler@unh.edu

Putting the Social in Social Media: Connecting and Collaborating to Advance Your Research
March 10, 2023, 1 – 2 p.m., virtual

Hear from colleagues about how to use social media to communicate scholarship, connect with collaborators, create a personal learning network and increase the impact of your work. Panelists will include UNH faculty and grad student social media pros. Questions?  Please contact Justine Stadler at Justine.stadler@unh.edu