Scientifically Speaking at University of Southern California
Public Engagement Workshop presented by
Sense About Science USA (http://www.senseaboutscienceusa.org/)
& Science Policy Group at USC(http://earth.usc.edu/sciencepolicy/):
Friday March 24: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (dinner provided)
On USC campus (VKC150)
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm Registration Opens
1:00 pm to 1:45 am Introduction to science communication
An interactive discussion about why public engagement is important and some of the main attributes.
1:45 am to 3:15 pm Scientists & public engagement:
A discussion by scientists about their experiences working with the media, policy makers and/or the public. Why is public engagement important and what do young scientists need to know?
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Learning from communicators:
A panel of journalists, science communicators, and outreach specialists will explain how they approach science stories and public engagement. How can scientists help journalists, policy makers, and the public in better understanding scientific progress?
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Group work & closing discussion