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April 2. Discussing Science Communication Careers

Fri, April 2, 4pm – 5pm
Office of Career Studies – 54 Dunster St – Reading Room

Do you find yourself excited when describing scientific principles or research to friends and family? Does communicating complex information in an easily digestible format appeal to you? Do you want to talk about science to policy makers in ways that will influence public decisions? Then you’ll want to come to this program to hear from experts who communicate with government and the public about science in their daily jobs. Panelists will discuss science communication career opportunities in settings as varied as scientific societies, museums, magazines, and movies!

About the speakers:

  • Chris Mooney is a contributing editor to Science Progress, senior correspondent for The American Prospect magazine and author of The Republican War on Science, and Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming.
  • Rhitu Chatterjee is Science Reporter for Public Radio International’s “The World” program.
  • Rashid Shaikh is Director of Science at the Health Effects Institute, where he works on setting standards for air pollution. He has also worked in the Public Outreach department of the New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Susan Heilman is Podcast Producer and Education Associate in the Current Science & Technology Program at the Museum of Science, Boston.
  • Nicole Davis is Director of External Communications at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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