Science communication is an increasingly important area in every research scientists career, but one which many of us are guilty of ignoring. STRATUS are hosting a panel discussion on communicating science called “Sharing Science with Society”. If you are interested in learning better ways of communicating your science with people from diverse backgrounds, from kids to John Key, this event is for you. Speakers include:
- Peter Griffin, founding member of Science Media Centre, science journalist and editor of Sciblogs
- Richard Meylan, Education manager at the Royal Society of New Zealand and former Principal Adviser to the New Zealand Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
- Dr. Mark C. Quigley, Senior Lecturer in Active Tectonics and Geomorphology, University of Canterbury. Winner of both the Prime Ministers Science Media Communication Prize and the New Zealand Association of Scientists Science Communicators Award.
- Jacquie Bay, Director, LENScience, who leads research at the Liggins Institute which looks at the role of science-science education collaborations to enable reduction in non-communicable disease risk in current and future generations.
Panellists will cover communicating with the general public, politicians, your peers, school kids and engaging people through the media. The event will be moderated by Phil Johnstone, Head of communications, Auckland Museum.
Date: Tuesday 13th of November
Time : 5.30 pm welcome reception with drinks and nibbles, 6 -7.30pm Main event followed by drinks and discussion.
Venue: UoA Engineering lecture room ENG 1439
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