“Stick to the science,” so many of us have heard, or we risk damaging the hard-won reputation of scientists as cautious and rational evaluators of evidence. Yet being effective in engagement with the public and policy-makers often requires words, actions, and generalizations that may be perceived as unscientific. How does a public-facing scientist working on find the balance? There is no one correct answer. This workshop is designed to help students use the available research on communications and critical self-analysis to choose their place on the continuum between science and advocacy.