We live in an exciting time for science. This course brings a series of guest lecturers who are graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from Harvard or MIT to introduce and discuss their research. All speakers have been trained in science communication by Harvard’s Science in the News graduate organization. Possible topics include machine learning in robotics, the fear response in the brain, and antibiotic development and resistance. Topics will often touch on the possible social or policy applications of a given field and participants will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussions. Prior experience and knowledge of science is welcome but not expected.
Science in the News
Group Leader: EMILY KERR
Meets on: Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Class Size: unlimited
Teaching Style: Lecture with questions
Weekly Preparation: 0-1 hour
Group Leader Biography:
Science in the News (SITN) is a graduate student organization based at Harvard with 20 years of experience communicating science through a series of lectures, podcasts, a science news blog, and outreach to local schools and community organizations throughout the Boston area. SITN speakers are science graduate students or postdocs at Harvard or MIT. These students are eager to share their field of research with a new audience, and have received training through SITN on how to clearly and compellingly communicate their science to the public.