Write a short (somewhere between 2 paragraphs, and one page – no more) scientific description of your research – for other scientists, though not necessarily people in your exact area. It is OK to use technical terms, but make sure to define anything that’s really specific to your field. Do the best you can, and don’t stress too much: this text will serve as a starting point, not a final version. It will be the basis for activities we’ll work on in the next two classes, exploring ways of communicating our science to different audiences. Please bring a printed copy to work with in class next week.