ComSciCon-AAS Application
ComSciCon is a series of workshops focused on the communication of complex and technical concepts organized by graduate students, for graduate students. ComSciCon-AAS is a new initiative to bring this nationally renowned event to scientific conferences. ComSciCon-AAS will take place immediately before and after the 234th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in June 2019 in St. Louis, MO.

ComSciCon-AAS will provide hands-on science communication training with experts in oral and written communication. Selected participants will attend a full day June 9 and reconvene the afternoon of June 13. Between these days, you will attend the AAS meeting and write a short piece about a result you see or a talk you attend. This piece should be written for a general audience, and you will receive peer and expert feedback during the second part of the workshop.

Workshop website: https://comscicon.com/comscicon-aas-2019
AAS Meeting website: https://aas.org/meetings/aas234
Contact us: aas@comscicon.org

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Will you be able to attend the AAS Meeting and both days of the ComSciCon-AAS event (all day June 9 and afternoon June 13)? *
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All ComSciCon-AAS participants must also register for and attend the AAS Meeting. We plan to inform all applicants of their status prior to the AAS regular registration deadline.
I understand that, if accepted to ComSciCon-AAS, I will be required to pay a $50 deposit that will be fully refunded if I attend the entire workshop *
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Short essay 1 *
A friend who is a professional in a very different field than yours is interested in your studies. They have asked what the most exciting research area, event, or other development is in your field today. Please write a response in which you describe this and why it is important.
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Why do you want to attend ComSciCon-AAS? How would attending help or influence your studies and your future career?
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