SciComm (Science Communication) Lunch-and-Learn

Thursday, March 7, 2019

SciComm (Science Communication) Lunch-and-Learn

The Duke Initiative for Science & Society has a new lunch and learn series open to the entire Duke community. SciComm (Science Communication) Lunch-and-Learn is a monthly event in which we explore interesting, novel aspects of science communication in an informal setting. These are not lectures, but rather discussions with invited presenters (from both within and beyond Duke) who are doing interesting work, asking important research questions, or pushing boundaries in some realm of science communication. 

SCICOMM LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

Tuesday, March 19, noon – 1 p.m.

Science in Prisons – Bringing Conservation Biology and Environmental Sustainability to the Incarcerated

Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni was just looking for some extra hands to help her with her sustainability research. In a eureka moment, she realized that the incarcerated represented potential partners that are also extremely under-served. Not only did they have time on their hands, but many were hungry for intellectual stimulation and, as it turned out, energized by a desire to pursue their paths to reform through contribution to Nalini’s conservation biology work.

Lunch is provided! Please RSVP

Can’t attend in person? This event will be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel!

Thursday, April 18, noon – 1 p.m.

Studying the Science of Science Communication in the Era of Social Media, Fake News and Short Attention Spans

How does one big snowstorm (in the middle of the hottest year on record) convince the public to ignore overwhelming scientific consensus and dismiss climate change science as a hoax? Why is actress Jenny McCarthy seemingly more influential with respect to public attitudes about vaccination than 99% of the medical community? What makes so many people think “Frankenfood” when they hear the term GMO?

Join us at the April SciComm Lunch-and-Learn to hear Dr. Dietram Scheufele, one of the world’s experts on the science of science communication address these questions while discussing his research on science communication strategies and how they affect public decision-making.

Lunch is provided! Please RSVP

Can’t attend in person? This event will be live-streamed on our YouTube Channel!