CB 399: Science Communication Fall 2010

Intellectual Unit:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED FOR CREDIT!!!!

Science Communication
Nanocourse Director: Emilie Marcus 
Curriculum Fellow: Latishya Steele, Latishya_Steele@hms.harvard.edu
Lecturers: Emilie Marcus, Executive Editor, Cell Press, Karen Hopkin, Freelance Writer and Editor, and Stavroula Kousta, Editor, Trends in Cognitive Science

The evaluation of scientific discovery is just as important as its communication, both within the scientific community and beyond. This nanocourse will explore these nuances of the communication of science in a diversity of contexts. Emilie Marcus will share her perspectives on the peer review process and in the prediction and evaluation of primary literature that will shape future trends in science. Stavroula Kousta will provide insight into how she identifies interesting scientific stories and helps scientists to share these stories the context of a journal that provides an overview of the latest developments in the cognitive sciences to a broad audience. Karen Hopkin will describe how she works with scientists to convey great science in an engaging manner to a broad audience via podcasts and other media.

The second session of the course will give registered students exposure to evaluating a primary literature article as a Cell Press editor, reshaping that article into a review that could be suitable for a review journal like Trends in Cognitive Science, and approaching the primary literature article with an eye towards making the key findings fun and appealing to a non-scientist audience.

 Schedule:

First Session: Monday, November 8, 2-5 p.m.
Location: Cannon Room, Harvard Medical School
 
Second Session: Monday, November 22, 1-5 p.m.

Location: Cell Press Offices


*The second session of this nanocourse is open to a maximum of 25 graduate students. There will be a journal article posted for the second assignment shortly – please check back for additional updates!

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED FOR CREDIT!!!!

 

Drop Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2010

 

 

 PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE FIRST AND THE SECOND SESSIONS. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND ONLY THE FIRST SESSION, THERE IS NO NEED TO SIGN UP HERE.