- Current, Upcoming & Past Workshops
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)
Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute founding member, professor of biology and bioengineering at MIT.
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.
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.
At The Blue Room, One Kendall Square.
Boyce Rensberger: The frontier of modern biomedical research requires an understanding of the mechanisms within cells and the workings of their genes.
Jane Pipik: A discussion of some mixing techniques to incorporate in every piece you do.
Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead Institute member, professor of biology at MIT.
Sally Lehrman: This session focuses on the role of the individual reporter in science journalism, including the potential opportunities and pitfalls.
Jane Pipik, Miles Smith: Everything you’ve wanted to know about the latest recording gizmos but were afraid to ask. Held at WGBH.
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.
Activities will include:
Anita Barry: How do local health departments know what infections are in their community, and how do they respond?
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
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.
(with a pizza & salad break at 8:00)
Whitehead Founders Room, 2nd Floor
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!
Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, professor of astronomy at Harvard University Department of Astronomy.
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.
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.
Karen Gleason: The Institute of Soldier Nanotechnology (ISN) is driven by the goal of improving soldier survivability.
Amelia Kassel: While Google is an excellent search engine, it is rarely used to best advantage.
Lisa Randall: This informal discussion will be about some of the goals and potential pitfalls in science communication.
Saul Rockman and Bari Scott.