November 30, 2012

Ivan Amato, Faye Flam, and Bruce V. Lewenstein

Telling the Stories of Science

Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science; Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

We struggle to keep pace with changes in science, changes that radically affect our lives.  How can we be well-informed enough to manage the ongoing impact of scientific change?  Three experts will share their experiences producing media and scholarship that interpret science and its history for the general public.

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Time: 6:00pm
Location: The Commons at the
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103
(use 19th St. entrance)


Join us for a panel discussion featuring

Ivan Amato is a writer, editor and facilitator of DC Science CafĂ©, a quasi-monthly forum in which the public can directly engage the science and technology communities. Amato has worked as a writer and manager on several magazines, including Science, Science News, Chemical & Engineering News, Time and Fortune and has dabbled beyond print media during stints with Discovery Science Channel and National Public Radio. He is currently writing his fourth book, which is about the Navy’s role in the overall American space program.

Faye Flam is an award-winning science writer. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology.  Flam writes a new online science column and blog called Lightning Rod. It appears on the NewsWorks website, associated with WHYY Philadelphia. She has also written about science for the Economist, Science, Science News, New Scientist and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she wrote a weekly column about evolution. Her writing has covered everything from the discovery of the Higgs boson to the sex lives of giant squids. She’s author of the book The Score, How the Quest for Sex Shaped the Modern Man.

Bruce V. Lewenstein is a professor of science communication at Cornell University and studies how science and technology are reported to the public and how the public understands controversial scientific issues and emerging technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. He also studies outreach projects in which citizens fully participate in the scientific process by gathering, entering, and analyzing scientific data.

This event is free and open to the public.

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