Play Jargon Police and Prepare for The Flame Challenge™

Monday, January 29, 2018 — Noon EST

For many scientists, communicating with the general public can be a challenge. Many people haven't completed higher education, they don't read scientific journals and some simply haven't been alive as long as you have. Don't give up. Effective science communication is possible, and it can be fun. Join Dr. Steven Jaret to break the curse of knowledge and practice talking about your science in a more accessible way. Never fear, the Jargon Police are here! 

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Video Featuring:

  • Steven Jaret, PhD, Geologist
    Dr. Jaret is a planetary geologist and geochemist at Stony Brook University. Most of his research focuses on meteorites and meteorite craters. The overall goal of his research is to use the Earth as a laboratory to understand other planetary bodies in the solar system such as Mars or the moon. 
  • Nancee Moes, MFA
    Nancee Moes is an Improvisation Instructor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.  She teaches primarily undergraduate science students, pushing them to develop skills in presence, audience connection, and personal investment.  She is also the coordinator for The Flame Challenge™.

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