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7.14 Igniting Students’ Communication Potential: Peer-Coaching at the Science Comm Improvement Lab (Hybrid Event)

Event Details

Date: Monday, July 14, 12:00-13:30 JST
Venue: KIBER 313
Language: English only


Speaker Bio

Paul Consalvi

Paul is a teaching professor at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS); Paul founded the Science Communications Improvement Lab (SCIL) on Kashiwa Campus. Prior to joining the University of Tokyo to teach critical thinking, writing, and presentations, Paul spent over 30 years in the international corporate world.

Mieko Miyazawa

Mieko is a Ph.D. student at the Department of International Studies at UTokyo and a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow for Young Scientists. In her work on Mt. Kilimanjaro (2009 to date), she challenges visualizing the indigenous population’s relationship to nature and works together with multiple actors concerning Kilimanjaro National Park.

Anamika Anand

Anamika is a Ph.D. scholar and MEXT Scholarship recipient at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate Program in Sustainability Science. Her research focuses on studying agricultural burn area dynamics and the impact of residue burning on air quality, utilizing advanced data analysis, remote sensing, numerical modeling, and machine learning techniques.


By infusing business tools and techniques and cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, Science Communications Improvement Lab (SCIL) assists students in developing student-led strategic initiatives that could develop into self-sustaining services that positively impact interdisciplinary discussion, dialogue, and collaboration. SCIL’s mission is to provide researchers with effective skill development.

In this session, Paul, together with two student members of SCIL, will share their experiences executing student-led strategic initiatives and make a case for a peer coaching model. After sharing their experiences and observations, the SCIL team will attempt to facilitate a discussion using Design Thinking concepts.