From SNPs to Stories: Amplifying under-represented voices in agricultural gene editing

Workshop dates: August 3-5, 2022

Application deadline: April 19, 2022 

The Alliance for Science (AfS), in partnership with Tuskegee University and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), will conduct a Speaking Science workshop in communicating about agricultural gene editing on August 3-5, 2022 at Tuskegee University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Who can apply:

Graduate students in agricultural biotechnology at 1890 land-grant universities; undergraduate biotechnology students at Tuskegee University; graduate students under-represented in the field of biotechnology; under-represented graduate students in science communications; communications professionals whose work includes the topic of agricultural biotechnology.

Workshop objectives:

To help amplify the voices of graduate and under-graduate students who are under-represented in the field of agricultural biotechnology by empowering them with effective tools for communicating about gene editing.

Format of training:

The course will include presentations, break-out sessions, practical exercises and an evening networking reception. Participants will need to arrive in time to begin the course at 9 am on Aug. 3. The course will conclude mid-day on Aug. 5.


To apply, fill out this form by April 19th, 2022. Applicants must:

• Commit to attend the entire course

• Commit to undertake individual and group activities, as well as course and post-course assignments

• Complete any pre-course readings and assignments

Tuition, accommodations, meals and transportation will be covered. However, participants who have access to funding are encouraged to help underwrite these expenses so that training can be offered to more individuals.

For more information about this course, please contact Joan Conrow at