March 27th: Science News on Display

Cosponsored by SWINY and the Science Communication Consortium:

People get news about science and technology in many ways. If you had to list the sources, you would probably include TV, newspapers, magazines and web sites. Chance are, you wouldn’t think of a science center or museum.

In fact, more and more of these venues have special programs designed to deliver up-to-date stories about the latest breakthroughs and discoveries in science and technology. Join us on March 27th to hear from some of the science writers who produce science news in a museum setting.

Speakers include:

Susan Heilman of the Current Science and Technology department at the Boston Museum of Science
Susan will be on location in Boston and will participate via videoconference. At the Museum of Science, Susan gives daily presentations in the museum. She also discusses the latest science news stories during a weekly cablecast on New England Cable News and in regularly produced podcasts.

Laura Allen, senior writer and news producer of Science Bulletins at the American Museum of Natural History
Since 2004, Laura has managed the editorial and visual production of all biweekly news updates and writes the essays that supplement each semiannual Science Bulletin feature documentary online. Part of her job involves explaining how scientist collect and interpret scientific data, such as satellite imagery.

Karen de Seve, senior exhibit developer and project manager of Breakthroughs at the Liberty Science Center
Karen edits and manages current e-news stories, displayed on a small fleet of roving electronic graphics in each of the science center’s exhibition galleries. She also develops and writes Breakthroughs exhibitions, which change to a new topic every three to four months.

The event will take place at NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program headquarters, 20 Cooper Square.
March 27th, 7:00 -8:30 PM

To register, e-mail: sciencealliance@nyas.org

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