Alda Center Courses at SBU


Please join the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science for courses that will help you improve your communication skills, build stronger relationships and improve teamwork. All courses are offered at Stony Brook University. Core 1-credit offerings include instruction on crafting a clear and vivid message, and using improvisation exercises to improve connection with your audience. Subsequent courses help students learn best practices for communicating science via writing, using digital media, connecting in the community, engaging key audiences, storytelling and communicating health sciences. 

Communicating Science courses are open to graduate students in STEM disciplines at Stony Brook University. Tuition is covered for PhD students (fall or spring semesters) if they’re currently supported full time by their program (TA/GA/RA or Fellow) and have a full Graduate Tuition Scholarship -- Enrollment in the course requires pre-approval from your Graduate Program Director. Masters students can also enroll and pay tuition as normal. Register now through SOLAR. If you have questions, please email

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