Science for Society: The Promise of Synthetic Biology

Thursday, February 11, 2016: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Scientists and engineers are taught that communication is an essential element of our disciplines.  However, most training in this area is focused on writing peer-reviewed manuscripts and delivering oral presentations targeted towards audiences of specialists.  I will briefly describe my experiences with communicating my work to a broader group, and the need to explain the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what.’