Science Communication for Public Good

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
Communicating science for public good is more important than ever, but it can be a tricky undertaking. Scientists who get involved in public controversies may find themselves subject to criticism and labeled as biased. This panel session brings together scientist-communicators, science journalists, and media producers to probe provocative questions: How and when should scientists “cross the line” from being dispassionate investigators to committed advocates for an evidence-supported cause? How can scientists effectively engage with public audiences by being relevant without oversimplifying or overstating scientific evidence?
Paula Apsell, NOVA
Paula Apsell, NOVA
Claudia Dreifus, New York Times/Science Times and Miles O’Brien, NOVA | WGBH
Jessica Hellmann, University of Minnesota
To Come
Siddhartha Roy, Virginia Tech
To Come
Heather Goldstone, WCAI
To Come