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Mastering the Art of Science Communication at IUMW

In a vibrant two-day event, IUMW hosted the second round of the Science Communication short course, lighting the path from complex scientific language to engaging conversation. Attendees delved into practical skills, honing their ability to convey intricate scientific concepts with flair and confidence.
Facilitated by distinguished experts, including IUMW’s own esteemed faculty members Assoc. Prof. Dr Nisa Omar and Dr Ong Chong Boon, each lending their unique touch to the course:

  • Dr Eyu Chan Hong, a biotechnology virtuoso, Dr Eyu masterfully blends marketing finesse with lab expertise, transforming the way we view science.
  • Dr Magaret Sivapragasam, a trailblazer in science communication, brings a wealth of awards and publications to the table, along with a knack for making science relatable to all.
  • Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan, the visionary behind Malaysia’s inaugural science newspaper, boasts an illustrious career in biotech communication, a treasure trove of insights.

Together, they demystified the art of science talk, turning complex terms into relatable narratives. The goal of the course is not just to make science understandable, but to make it exciting and accessible to a broader audience.
From crafting compelling presentations to penning captivating articles, participants immersed themselves in interactive sessions, real-life case studies, and dynamic group discussions. They departed not just with knowledge, but with the ability to kindle the same passion for science in others.
The enthusiasm surrounding this course goes beyond certification. It’s about unlocking a transformative approach to connecting with people to the captivating world of science.

Stay tuned for more upcoming short courses and enriching learning opportunities from IUMW.