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Alda-Kavli Learning Center

Online Learning for Scientists and Researchers

Supported by The Kavli Foundation

logo for Kavli FoundationThe Alda-Kavli Learning Center offers scientists and researchers a place to explore science communication through online learning experiences and webinars on a variety of topics.



Webinars, offered live and through recordings of live sessions, give scientists a chance to explore different facets of effective communication. Topics include visual representations of science, avoiding burnout in health care fields, recent research about scientists' willingness to engage in public conversations about their work, and more.

Upcoming Webinars

Willingness to Engage Series: Part Three

Offered with additional support from the Rita Allen Foundation

Part Three: Implications for Trainers and the SciComm Community

Friday, May 14 
Noon to 1 pm ET

This culminating conversation will focus on previous conversations about scientists' emotional connection to their work, including their willingness to engage, and attitudes toward branding and public perception. Panelists will discuss the implications of these factors on science communication training.

View Parts One and Two of this series below.

  • Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Director of Communications and Science Outreach for Ciencia Puerto Rico and Director of Diversity and Communication Training for iBiology
  • Emily Therese Cloyd, Director for the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology at AAAS
  • Dr. Elyse L. Aurbach, Public Engagement Lead in the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation 
  • Dr. Amanda Stanley, Executive Director of COMPASS
  • Dr. Nicole Leavey, Assistant Professor of Practice and an Alda-certified instructor at the Alda Center

This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Laura Lindenfeld, Executive Director of the Alda Center


Webinars are produced with support from The Kavli Foundation and the American Chemical Society.

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