Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informal EnvironmentsBoard on Chemical Sciences and Technology
End: May 27, 2010
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418
The Chemical Sciences Roundtable will hold a workshop on May 26-27, 2010 to examine science content, especially chemistry, on television, on the internet, in museums, and in other informal educational settings. The workshop will explore how the public obtains scientific information and discuss methods chemists can use to improve and expand their efforts to reach a general, non-technical audience. Workshop participants will include chemical practitioners (e.g. graduate students/post docs, professors, administrators); informal learning experts; public and private funding organizations; science writers, bloggers, publishers, and university communications officers; and television and web producers.
Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event
Most Americans get their information about science from television, the Internet, and other informal venues rather than in the classroom. The chemical sciences and technology community could increase its impact on improving general chemical literacy by evaluating current approaches to informal education and learning how best to navigate both new and old media. The workshop "Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informa... More >>