Science Communication Resources

Looking for ways to share your science with the public? Food@MSU is here to help. Below, you'll find a list of useful communication resources. If you have any suggestions for additional items to include, contact Food@MSU Communications Manager Alex Tekip at


Alda-Kavli Learning Center

COMPASS Message Box Workbook

Frameworks Institute

Portal to the Public Manual and Reports

Strategic Science Communication Project*

*John Besley, Michigan State University Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations, is the principal investigator for this project. 


"Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter" by Nancy Baron

"Successful Science Communication" by David J. Bennett and Richard C. Jennings

"Science Communication: A Practical Guide for Scientists" by Laura Bowater and Kay Yeoman

"Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist's Guide to Talking to the Public" by Cornelia Dean

"Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations" by Nancy Duarte

"The Master Communicator's Handbook" by Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward

"The New Celebrity Scientists: Out of the Lab and into the Limelight" by Declan Fahy

"Writing Science in Plain English"  by Anne E. Greene

"A Scientist's Guide To Talking With The Media: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists" by Richard Hayes and Daniel Grossman

"Unscientific America" by Sheril Kirshenbaum and Chris Mooney

"The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science" by Scott L. Montgomery

"Don't Be Such a Scientist" by Randy Olson

"Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery" by Garr Reynolds

"Handbook for Science Public Information Officers" by W. Matthew Shipman

"The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age" by the writers of SciLance and Thomas Hayden