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COMMUNICATING TECHNOLOGY EFFECTIVELY IN TODAY'S WORLD
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Community in West LA
Date(s): 05/21/2019
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6 PM - 9 PM
Address: 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Cost: Free

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Communicating science is hard, especially in today’s world. Science communicators face multiple challenges, including the war on facts, questionable
beliefs, political ideologies, and social influences. But the ability to communicate science can have a profound impact on policy choices that affect important societal concerns, including public health and public safety.
The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and the Division of Physical Sciences have assembled a panel of renowned science communicators for a discussion and Q&A. These experts will discuss current challenges to the communication and acceptance of research findings, strategies for effective science communication, and approaches for increasing public engagement and interest in science.

Please join us for a reception at 6 pm, followed by the panel discussion and Q&A starting at 7 pm. Seating is limited –reserve a seat at our website.

Speakers include:

Lawrence Bender is a producer and political activist based in Los Angeles. His film “An Inconvenient Truth” raised unprecedented awareness about climate change and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Nadia Drake is a science journalist and contributing writer at National Geographic. She received an A.B. in biology, psychology, and dance at Cornell University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in genetics and development.

Jacob Margolis is a science Reporter at KPCC – Southern California Public Radio. He is the host of the carefully researched and influential podcast “The Big One: Your Survival Guide“

Deborah Netburn is a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Here she has written engaging science stories such as “Ancient eclipse records show that days on Earth are getting just a little longer”, “After discovering more than 2,600 planets, NASA’s Kepler space telescope is headed for retirement”, and “Here it is, the first-ever image of a black hole”.

David Saltzberg is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA. He has been the science consultant for The Big Bang Theory since its pilot episode.



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