Events

Fall 2018 semester:

Meetings in 4269 (4th floor Tower room) Beckman Institute 1 pm Wednesdays (Please make sure you are on our Slack page for up-to-date announcements, as we may not meet every week).

Main Events:

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Spring 2018 semester:

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Fall 2017 semester:

Main events:

  • Sept 11– First meeting of the semester in 4369 Beckman Institute.
  • Sept. 15 – “The Future is for Everyone” by Rose Eveleth, Beckman Auditorium, 3 pm. This talk will explore where science and technology come from, where they have taken us so far, and how to open the door for people who are imagining futures for everybody.
  • Sept 25–Certificate in Science Communication Orientation: led by Dr. Michelle Rodrigues (noon in 4369 Beckman).
  • Oct 19- 7-9 PM at Blackbird in Urbana (119 W. Main St). Story Collider main event! Get swept up in a hurricane and laugh at some monkey business–join us for five true, deeply personal stories about the human side of science. RSVP (free) here!
  • Oct 20– 3-5 PM Beckman Auditorium. “Beyond the Buzz: The Power of Personal Stories About Science.” Public talk by Liz Neeley (3-4) with reception to follow in the Atrium (4-5pm).
  • Oct 30-Journal Club, presenter TBD.
  • Nov 13-Journal Club, presenter TBD.

 

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Spring 2017 semester:

Main events:

  • Feb. 6 – Journal Club: Katie Lee presents on Eveland and Cooper. 2013. “An integrated model of communication influence on beliefs.”
  • Feb 24 – Panel: Does Science Need Intersectionality? Panelists include: Dr. Kelly Cross, Dr. Deanna Hence, Dr. Elisabeth Stone, and Dr. Cari Vanderpool
  • March 13 – Journal Club: Dr. Michelle Rodrigues presents on Kahan et al. 2016 “Science curiosity and political information processing.”
  • March 27 – Certificate in Science Communication Orientation: led by Jessica Hekman
  • April 7 – The 21st Century Scientist Workshop: The Future of Science Communication in a Post-Factual World
  • April 10 – Journal Club; details TBD

 

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Spring 2016 semester:

 

  • March 4- Journal club (Summer Sanford)
  • March 11- Journal club (Sarah Banducci)
  • March 18- Speaker: Jessica Hekman
  • April 1- Speaker: Jenny Amos
  • April 8- Speaker: Katy Heath
  • April 29- Workshop

 

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Fall 2015 semester:

  • 10/9: Working on the NASW grant application (Deadline 11/4)
  • 10/16: Journal club, led by Sudharsan Dwaraknath
  • 10/30: Dan Simons, Professor, Psychology: “So you want to write a general-audience science book…”
  • 11/6:  Ian Traniello, Stephen Fleming: “Radical outreach: the role of scientists in putting education before incarceration”
  • 11/13: Journal club, led by Daniel Urban
  • 11/20: M. Alleyne, Research Scientist, Entomology: “Communicating science to policy makers”
  • 12/4: Workshop planning meeting

 

Previous events:

  • 21st Century Scientist Workshop, April 17th