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Communicating Science Seminar at 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting

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Communicating Science Seminar 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting

Elizabeth Babcock speaks to an audience of about 300 people during the Communicating Science Seminar at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, Calif. | Atlantic Photography Boston

Today’s scientists and engineers are increasingly obligated to engage with public audiences about emerging issues in science and technology. This seminar builds connections between scientists, science communication researchers, and public engagement professionals. The panels focus on policy engagement, communicating emerging science-society topics such as synthetic biology, and using visuals for science communication.

The seminar is open to everyone. Remote participants can watch the livestream of the panels and may submit questions via Twitter by using @MeetAScientist and #AAASmtg.

For those who cannot attend the seminar in person, both sessions will be live-streamed. Advance registration is not required to view the livestream. Please submit questions for the panels during the event by tweeting @MeetAScientist with #scicomm and #AAASmtg. Archived footage will be freely available after the seminar.

Thursday, February 11, 2016: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
  • Erin Heath, AAAS Office of Government Relations
  • Carrie Wolinetz, National Institutes of Health
  • Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan
  • Jim Gates, University of Maryland
Thursday, February 11, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
  • Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University
  • Gretchen Gano, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Natalie Kuldell, BioBuilder Educational Foundation
  • Dietram Scheufele, University of Wisconsin
Thursday, February 11, 2016: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
  • Bonnie Berkowitz, The Washington Post
  • Matt Hansen, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Alberto Cuadra, AAAS/Science
  • Laura Rickard, University of Maine