Connecting With Your Audience: Featuring Alan Alda & Mariette DiChristina

Friday, October 13, 2017 — 4:30 to 5:30pm ET

Learn from experts about the importance of communicating science to non-scientists, including valuable strategies for relating to your audience. Instructors and guests will also discuss the most valuable elements to great science stories.


  • Alan Alda, Actor, Author, Science Advocate and Founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University
  • Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief for Scientific American  and Nature

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Workshop Instructor(s)
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Jennifer Albanese

Course Instructor

Jennifer Albanese is the Director of the Writing Center and the former Associate Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Stony Brook University,where she has taught for eighteen years. She was awarded the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Lecturer in 2012, and Senior Lecturer in 2016. Dr. Albanese has developed professional writing workshops and courses for the Graduate Chemistry program and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. In recent years she has also developed writing modules for the AldaCenter for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

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Claudia Wallis

Course Instructor

Claudia Wallis is an award-winning science writer and magazine editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Fortune, The New Republic, Scientific American and Rolling Stone. She is currently the health columnist for Scientific American and writes “The Science of Learning” column for the Hechinger Report. She is the author of 40 Time Magazine cover stories, two of which were National Magazine Award finalists.