2 Jun

Mass Media Fellowship Celebrates 40th Class

Please join us in celebrating 40 years of career exploration.

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program's

40th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring Steve Mirsky
1985 Alumnus and Host of Scientific American's "Science Talk"

AAAS Headquarters
June 2nd
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Program's 40th Anniversary Celebration will take place alongside the 10th anniversary of the AAAS Minority Science Writers Interns Program.

Evening's Events

5:30 - 6:00 pm
Meet the 40th Class of Mass Media Fellows
&
2nd class of Pitts Family Minority Science Writers Interns
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Presentation
 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Reception
8:15 p.m. Reception continues a few blocks away at City Tap House

 

Tentative Program

Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Dione Rossiter
Project Director, Education & Human Resources, AAAS
Welcome
Dr. Shirley Malcom
Director, Education & Human Resources, AAAS
Introductory Remarks
Dr. Alan Leshner
Chief Excutive Officer, AAAS
Words from the Alumni
Presentation from select alumni
featuring Steve Mirsky
1985 Alumnus, writer for Scientific American,
and host of Scientific American's "Science Talk"
Mass Media Fellows:
Where are they now? 
Dr. Dione Rossiter

 

About the Featured Speaker

Steve MirskySteve Mirsky has been an editor and columnist for Scientific American since 1995. He received a Master's Degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1985, after which, he was awarded a Mass Media Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to work that summer as a science journalist at WSVN-TV in Miami. This critical event removed him from the lab, to the relief of the Ithaca Fire Department. He freelanced for numerous magazines before joining the staff of Scientific American. In 2004-5, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He started the Scientific American podcasts in 2005, which is why it's okay that to this day he spends most of his working hours in front of a microphone in his basement. In 2009, he received an honorary doctor of science degree from his alma mater, Herbert. H. Lehan College of the City University of New York. He only uses the title when someone on an airplane or in restaurants asks, "Is anyone here a doctor?" to which he replies, "Technically."


RSVP

Anyone interested in attending this event is welcome. Please RSVP.

  • I cannot attend but would like to make a gift towards the sustainability and growth of the Mass Media Fellows Program [gift].

Read more about the 40th class of Mass Media Fellows here.

2 Jun 2014
5:30 pm
AAAS Auditorium Washington, DC

When and Where

June 2, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005

RSVP

Anyone interested in attending this event is welcome. Please RSVP.

  • I can attend [register].

  • I cannot attend but would like to make a gift towards the sustainability and growth of the Mass Media Fellows Program [gift].