Science in the News

We live in an exciting time for science, with rapid and fundamental discoveries coming from the biomedical sciences, technology, and the physical sciences. This seminar brings a series of graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from Harvard or MIT to discuss their research. All speakers have been trained in science communication by Harvard’s Science in the News graduate organization. Past topics have included renewable energy technology, the use of bacteria to improve the productivity of agriculture, and current topics in robotics. This seminar is a great choice for students who are interested in learning cutting edge science in a readily accessible manner and with more nuance than is readily available from other sources.

  • Group Leader(s): EMILY KERR, Coordinator
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Times: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Start Date: 10/3/2019
  • End Date: 10/31/2019
  • Sessions: 5
  • Exceptions: none
  • Venue: The Engineering Center
  • Teaching Style: Lecture with questions
  • Weekly Preparation: None
  • 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, a science news blog, and science communication nights 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.

  • Address: 1 Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108