2018 National Center for Science Engagement (NCSE) Washington Symposium and Poster Session

March 15, 2018 9:00AM to March 16, 2018 5:00PM
Conference
National Center for Science & Civic Engagement (NCSCE)
Hosted by: 
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20005

The National Center for Science Engagement invites you to attend the 2018 Washington Symposium and Poster Session. The Symposium will be held on March 15th and 16th, 2018 at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in downtown Washington, D.C. We solicit proposals and posters on the theme of Public Engagement with Science, due by February 16.

Our Program and Our Venues:

The past year has brought a number of changes to the American political landscape. New attention has been brought to issues of scientific literacy, and the ways in which the public relates to science and scientists.

This meeting will convene experts in science communication to help educators in high schools, colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, national parks, public media, libraries, museums, and other informal education institutions to share their work and experiences with increasing public engagement with science.

Our Program and Our Venues:

The past year has brought a number of changes to the American political landscape. New attention has been brought to issues of scientific literacy, and the ways in which the public relates to science and scientists.

This meeting will convene experts in science communication to help educators in high schools, colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, national parks, public media, libraries, museums, and other informal education institutions to share their work and experiences with increasing public engagement with science. 

In addition to specialists in the NCSCE community who will deliver sessions on this topic, we have invited partners to share their expertise with meeting participants:

  • Dan Kahan of the Cultural Cognition Project will share his latest work on how the public understands and comprehends science through a cultural lens.
  • Tim Watkins of the National Park Service will lead a series of sessions on collaborations between National Park Service staff and higher education for the purpose of enriching student learning.
  • Emily Cloyd of AAAS will share more about the organization’s recent efforts in the areas of science communication and public engagement.

We also invite veteran and new members of the NCSCE community to propose sessions that describe related projects.

Register here.