October 16, 2005 - 10:30pm - October 17, 2005 - 12:15am

Meet & Greet: Get to know one another and the Science Literacy Project crew.

Smile When You Say That! (Margo Melnicove): Tips and exercises to help you learn to use your voice.

Beginning with a Bang (Alan Marscher, Svetlana Jorstad)

Various Topics...

October 17, 2005 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Meet-a-Scientist for Lunch

October 17, 2005 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute founding member, professor of biology and bioengineering at MIT.

Harvey Lodish

Damned Lies & Scientific Statistics

October 17, 2005 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Dr. Joel Best will explore a variety of cases that illustrate different aspects of how people use (and misuse) statistics in arguing about social problems.

Joel Best

Coffee break

October 17, 2005 6:15pm - 6:30pm

Making the Most of AX/TRX

October 17, 2005 6:30pm - 8:30pm

David Baron, global development editor for The World and former science correspondent for NPR, shares tips on writing simple, short pieces that portray scientists as what they truly are: detectives.

David Baron

Welcome dinner

October 17, 2005 - 9:30pm - October 18, 2005 - 12:00am

At The Blue Room, One Kendall Square.

Introduction to Genes and Cells

October 18, 2005 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Boyce Rensberger: The frontier of modern biomedical research requires an understanding of the mechanisms within cells and the workings of their genes.

Coffee break

October 18, 2005 - 1:30pm - October 19, 2005 - 1:45am

Mixing Transitions for Radio Productions

October 18, 2005 1:45pm - 3:00pm

Jane Pipik: A discussion of some mixing techniques to incorporate in every piece you do.

Jane Pipik

Meet-a-Scientist for Lunch

October 18, 2005 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead Institute member, professor of biology at MIT.

Hidde Ploegh

The Science Reporter: Watch Dog, Lap Dog or Disinterested Observer?

October 18, 2005 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sally Lehrman: This session focuses on the role of the individual reporter in science journalism, including the potential opportunities and pitfalls.

Sally Lehrman

Re-group and take taxi to WGBH

October 18, 2005 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Gizmo Gurus

October 18, 2005 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Jane Pipik, Miles Smith: Everything you’ve wanted to know about the latest recording gizmos but were afraid to ask. Held at WGBH.

Jane Pipik
Miles Smith

WGBH/Knight Fellows Reception

October 18, 2005 8:30pm - 10:30pm

MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Fellows will join us to meet and greet staff from WGBH, NOVA, The World, The Infinite Mind, Living on Earth, Humankind and PRX.

Dinner on your own

October 18, 2005 - 10:30pm

Field Trip to Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory

October 19, 2005 - 10:30am - October 20, 2005 - 12:00am

Activities will include:

  • Tour of Marine Resources Center
  • A trip on the lab’s 50-foot collecting vessel, the R/V Gemma
  • Presentations

The Art and Science of Local Public Health

October 20, 2005 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Anita Barry: How do local health departments know what infections are in their community, and how do they respond?

Anita Barry

Coffee break

October 20, 2005 2:00pm - 2:15pm

Quick Turnaround

October 20, 2005 2:15pm - 4:10pm

Helen Palmer: In a practical session using a real-world example, Marketplace health desk correspondent Helen Palmer will discuss some of the pitfalls of health reporting, and possible

Helen Palmer

Lunch at Whitehead Cafeteria or on your own

October 20, 2005 4:10pm - 4:50pm

The Ten (or Twelve) Rules for Making Great Radio

October 20, 2005 4:50pm - 7:45pm

Gary Covino, Rebecca Perl: You may have done excellent reporting work and have a great story to tell, but if you don’t use the powerful inherent methods and techniques of radio, your report will likely go in one of your listeners’ ears and out the other.

Gary Covino
Rebecca Perl

Whitehead reception, 2nd Floor lobby

October 20, 2005 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Constructive Critique

October 20, 2005 - 9:15pm - October 21, 2005 - 1:15am

(with a pizza & salad break at 8:00)

Whitehead Founders Room, 2nd Floor

Vistas in Physics: A Guided Tour

October 21, 2005 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Alain Brizard: A survey of physics in some of its most far-reaching applications and implications. In fact, physics provides the strongest evidence for suggesting that we live in a mathematical universe where objective beauty lives!

Alain Brizard

Meet-a-Scientist for Lunch

October 21, 2005 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, professor of astronomy at Harvard University Department of Astronomy.

Astronomy 101 in 90 Minutes

October 21, 2005 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Paul Schechter: A crash course in astronomy: planets, stars, galaxies; the universe and its composition, history and destiny; some milestones in the history of astronomy; a user’s guide to astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists. There will be no exam.

Coffee break

October 21, 2005 6:00pm - 6:15pm

Neuroscience 101: A Quick Drive-Thru

October 21, 2005 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Dr. John Gabrieli—Grover Hermann Professor in Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT—will introduce us to modern methods of measuring brain activity, and what they are revealing to us about normal human learning, memory and aging, and cognitive impairments.

John Gabrieli

Coffee break

October 21, 2005 7:15pm - 7:30pm

Soldier Nanotechnology

October 21, 2005 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Karen Gleason: The Institute of Soldier Nanotechnology (ISN) is driven by the goal of improving soldier survivability.

Karen Gleason

Dinner on your own

October 21, 2005 - 8:30pm

Getting Beyond I’ll Google That: Online Research for Reporting Science, Health, Environment & Technology

October 22, 2005 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Amelia Kassel: While Google is an excellent search engine, it is rarely used to best advantage.

Amelia Kassel

Box lunch

October 22, 2005 3:15pm - 3:30pm

Talking about Science and Extra Dimensions of Space

October 22, 2005 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Lisa Randall: This informal discussion will be about some of the goals and potential pitfalls in science communication.

Lisa Randall

Evaluation & Farewell

October 22, 2005 - 4:30pm

Saul Rockman and Bari Scott.