The Science Center has played a leading role in expanding campus interest in the rapidly growing field of science communication. Brown graduates, many of whom augmented their science studies with coursework in the liberal arts, have been leaders across a wide spectrum of modalities, including the print media such as the New York Times and television, including PBS’s NOVA. The Science Center has recently hosted workshops on science writing, poster presentation, science storytelling using visual media, and careers in science communication.
We co-sponsor, with the Creative Mind Initiative, the course Communicating Science Through Visual Media, which is co-taught by Brown and RISD faculty. Student projects from this class include:
- What is a Theory?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3vKJMFta6vI
- Animal Perception: https://vimeo.com/54948946
- Penguin Physics: https://vimeo.com/55379578
We are collaborating with the Environmental Change Initiative to bring both notable practitioners of science communication and academic leaders who study the emerging “science of science communication” to Brown. See below for recent talks hosted by the Science Center can be found below.