21ST Century Scientists Working Group

March 30th 2016

Registration Now Open!

The 21st Century Scientist working group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is excited to invite you to our 2nd annual workshop on science communication and community!

The 21st Century Scientist Workshop: Representation
April 29, 2016
8:30 AM – 5 PM
Beckman Institute

We hope to challenge each other to discuss questions such as: Who is represented in science? How is science represented in the media? How can you better represent scientific results? How can we represent a more diverse and inclusive version of science?

We welcome Danielle Lee as our keynote speaker as she reflects on how identity has shaped her career and outreach trajectories thus far. Dr. Danielle Lee, aka “The Urban Scientist” at Scientific American, is a postdoc at Cornell who studies how ecology and evolutionary components contribute to the behavior of animals. In addition to providing our keynote, she will lead a workshop on bringing your identity into your science outreach and science communication. Danielle Ruffatto, Education & Outreach Specialist for the Prarie Research Institute at the Illinois Natural History Survey will lead a workshop where we learn how to visually represent data for a variety of outreach and communication formats. Diana Yates, from the University of Illinois News Bureau, will present data and lead discussion on which types research stories from the News Bureau press releases are picked up and reported in the New York Times.

During lunchtime (lunch is included), you will have time to chat with one another about all of the cool things that you are learning. We also are inviting campus outreach organizations to help spark ideas for attendees and open door.

This exciting conference is being put together by a dedicated team of faculty, graduate students, and staff across departments at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. This effort is financially supported by the Beckman Institute and the UIUC Focal Point Initiative.

Please register here: http://bit.ly/1F40lXe

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