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Monday, December 5, 10 AM – 12 Noon

Chalk Talks Workshop

Chalk Talks are an increasingly important component of science communication. Once reserved for academic interviews, they are now common in industry and for tenure-track positions, such as the NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators program. This workshop will focus on the components that make an effective chalk talk and provide a safe place to practice new skills.

Topics include:

  • Connection to job talks
  • Relevance to faculty
  • What to draw on the white/blackboard
  • Levels of detail
  • Question anticipation
  • Tone and delivery

 To learn about the next Chalk Talk Workshop opportunity, please contact Yvette Pittman (