Finding your Story, Making it Personal: Featuring Ben Lillie

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 3:30 to 4:30pm ET


In this session, we will explore the ways in which scientists can mine their experience for science stories. Build your knowledge in the structure of powerful storytelling and learn to balance stories with scientific facts.


Ben is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He is co-founder and director of special projects for The Story Collider. He spent four years on the editorial team at TED, covering and participating in the production of the annual TED and TED Global conferences. He has a degree in physics from Reed College, a PhD from Stanford in theoretical physics, did a postdoc at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, and has published in The Atlantic, Slate, and Method Quarterly. 

Live-Stream: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:30pm EST

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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.