Science in the News (SITN)

Kayla Davis, Coordinator, SITN

Thursdays, October 5 - November 2 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 5 sessions
The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street

In 1999, Harvard University launched its Science in the News series, dedicated to sharing newsworthy scientific findings with the general public in a way that was understandable by all.

This fall, SITN will be returning to Beacon Hill Seminars with a new set of lectures, introducing a hot science topic each week.Together, we’ll discuss the latest knowledge and insights relating to media reports you’re currently seeing that have a scientific basis. A sample of possibilities includes genetics of obesity, neurogenetics, ribonucleic acid (RNA) in medicine, why we still don’t have a cancer cure, and antibiotic resistance. 

We invite you to explore this series, led by a team of Harvard graduate students, and learn the true story behind a newsworthy scientific topic every week.

Teaching Style: Lecture with questions    Weekly Preparation: None

    Kayla Davis, Coordinator, SITN

    Science in the News is an organization of Harvard PhD research graduates with a mission  “to open the lines of communication between scientists and the broader local community by examining the news behind the media reports we hear each day.”