Mind The Gap: Becoming Better Science Communicators
Madeline K. Sofia, PhD
Assistant Producer, Science Desk
National Public Radio
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library,
Humanities Center, Conference Room D
Madeline Sofia is an assistant producer on NPR's Science Desk, and specifically for Joe's Big Idea. The goal of Joe's Big Idea is to tell scientific stories that explore the minds and motivations of researchers, and highlight the scientific process. Joe's Big Idea is also involved in helping young scientists become better scientific communicators. These scientists are part of a world-wide group known as Friends of Joe's Big Idea, or FOJBIs. Madeline is in charge of connecting the FOJBI community and facilitating their growth as communicators. FOJBIs regularly volunteer at outreach events, hold science socials, and contribute to blogs.
Before working at NPR, Madeline received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester Medical Center. She studied Vibrio cholerae, a fascinating 4 billion-year-old, single-celled organism that's evolved to outsmart the human immune system — and cause cholerae.
Presented as the keynote address of the Center for Energy & Environment's third annual symposium. The keynote address is open to all members of the UR community.
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3rd Annual Symposium of the Center for Energy & Environment
URBEST Better Research Communication Through Improv
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library
Hawkins Carlson Room
This workshop will likely push you beyond your comfort, so sign up if you want to see what you are capable of. Learn techniques to engage your audience, distill and clearly share your research, and have some fun. Instructors are trained in the Alan Alda Improv approach to communicating research to a non-specialist.
Sessions run 9 am - 12 pm OR 2 pm - 5 pm. Each session can accommodate 30 participants. Pre-registration is required.
The keynote address, Mind The Gap: Becoming Better Science Communicators, at 1 pm is open for attendance without registration.
Please direct RSVP and any special accommodation requests to Jenn Steward at JSteward@UR.Rochester.edu.