AAAS 2016 – Our first Zone for scientists and budding science communicators.

We will be running a Zone to accompany our workshop at the AAAS annual conference in Washington D.C. on Saturday 13th February 2016.

Come along to our workshop or follow online!

AAAS 2016The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people”. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology. The theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting is ‘Global Science Engagement’, and I’m a Scientist is a global science engagement phenomenon that now operates in seven countries, on five continents, so it only seems right that we bring it to the conference.

The Annual Meeting offers career development workshops for those working in science and technology-related fields. This year I’m a Scientist USA will provide an in-person workshop combined with a live chat and science communication Q+A zone. The Zone will feature previous winners of the competition revealing the secrets to their success and how you can develop and harness those same skills to boost your career.

Attendees of the workshop will be able to meet and interact with previous winners as well as submit questions to the online zone.

Come along to hear from Professor Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab at Arizona State University and a winner of I’m a Scientist, as well as Doctor Tristan MacLean, Founder and Director of I’m a Scientist USA reveal the secrets to successful science engagement.

meet the scientists

The event will feature a live chat with Jeff Shi, winner of I’m a Scientist USA 2015, Paige Brown (@fromthelabbench), renowned blogger and winner of I’m an Engineer,  Lindsay Hunter, runner-up I’m a Scientist USA 2015 and one of the discoverers of Homo naledi as well as Sean Murphy, winner of I’m a Scientist in 2012.

Workshop details

Title: Building Your Communication Skills with Winners of “I’m a Scientist” Competition.

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time: 1:00 -2:00 PM

Location: Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)

Posted on January 17, 2016 by modjosh in News. Comments Off on AAAS 2016 – Our first Zone for scientists and budding science communicators.