Discussing Science with Religious Students and Audiences

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 212 (San Jose Convention Center)
Neuroscience, astronomy, human origins, and genetics are a few of the subject areas relevant to both scientific and religious perspectives, yet many scientists are unclear about how the concerns of the largely religious public relate to their work and their public discussions of science. The aim of this workshop is to equip scientists to better understand and address questions and concerns about science from religious students in their classrooms and from largely religious public audiences. Scientists from academic and public engagement organizations will present practical examples and advice on how to present science in ways that are sensitive to audience concerns, avoiding unnecessary pitfalls while sharing science constructively.
Jennifer Wiseman, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Se Y. Kim, AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion
Jay B. Labov, U.S. National Academy of Sciences,
Peter Hess, National Center for Science Education and Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology