Science in the News (SITN)

SITN, Emily Kerr, Coordinator

Mondays, March 5 - April 9 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 6 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 spring, 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 infectious disease and human evolution, genetic engineering and GMOs, and the science behind what we eat.  

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


    SITN, Emily Kerr, Coordinator

    SITN 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.”