Hey, gang, just a quick post about an event I want you to know about. It is called “Science in Society: Why Don’t Facts Seem to Matter?” and it is happening this Thursday, June 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Central time at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.
The event is hosted by Valery Forbes, Dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota and is co-sponsored by the ARCS Foundation and the Science Museum of Minnesota. I’m excited to share a panel with outstanding people who have keen insights on science and communication.
Joining me on the discussion panel are:
- Patrick Hamilton
Director of Global Change Initiatives
Science Museum of Minnesota
- Maggie Koerth-Baker
Senior Science Writer at FiveThirtyEight
- Kris Ehresmann
Director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division
Minnesota Department of Health
There is a networking portion over light snacks in which promising young scientists will be present to share their work and be recognized as ARCS Scholars. So we get a glimpse of the future of science through these incredible scholars. The way I see it, we need to promote science and those who pursue it as a career – now more than ever.
Register at the ARCS Foundation site here. You get free parking and admission to the Science Museum as part of your registration so make an afternoon and evening out of it!
If you’re a person who likes to think, learn, ponder, question, explore – and tie it all together with our collective life as a society, then join us at the Science Museum this Thursday.
And if you do attend, be sure to introduce yourself to me!