Engaging with the Public: Why Scientists Need to Communicate Their Work
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York, USA
Scientists have many responsibilities beyond their own research endeavors, from writing grants to mentoring students—which often means that public outreach falls off the radar. However, having experts that can successfully engage with the public, explain their own work or scientific progress in general, and take the time to understand how non-scientists think about science and innovation is imperative to our society’s health. But where do you start as a scientist and how can you ensure that your efforts will be successful?
This evening will bring together a panel of four scientists and researchers who have integrated public engagement into their careers on various levels (speaking with the media, having an active social media platform, giving public talks, etc). In a panel discussion, we will hear why each of them believes that public engagement is vital for their scientific work, how they honed their skills, what lessons they’ve learned along the way, and how other scientists (especially early career ones) can become involved in science communication activities. The discussion will end with a question and answer period.
Graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty can all benefit from attending this event.
November 30, 2017
Panel discussion with Dr. Andrew Juhl, Dr. Sarah Schlesinger, Jayde Lovell, and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. Moderated by Dayle Hodge, MD/PhD Candidate.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
EPA Region 2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Life Extension Advocacy Foundation
Merck & Co., Inc.
New York Institute of Technology
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York University NYU
NY Hall of Science (NYSCI)
NYU Langone Health
Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science
ReAgency Science Marketing
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The City University of New York CUNY
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The New York Academy of Sciences
The New York Academy of Sciences NYAS
The Rockefeller University