Sunday, February 21, 2010: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Marina Ballroom F (San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina)Not yet leaders in their field, what can early career researchers do to encourage good science and evidence in the public domain? Participants will have the opportunity to explore how to get their voices heard in debates about science, learn when to talk to the media about research, and discover other ways to promote good standards of evidence in public debates. A representative of the Voice of Young Science network will share experiences responding to misinformation and pseudoscientific claims along with helpful tips and advice. There will be an opportunity for audience interaction and a chance to discuss some of the obstacles early career researchers feel they face.
Alice Tuft, Sense About Science