STEM communication symposium set for April 5

Penn State's CarbonEARTH program will host a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) communication symposium from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space on the University Park campus. The interactive event, titled "The Changing Ecosystem of Science Communication," will feature leading academics and science communication professionals who will discuss evolving practices of and challenges in communicating STEM knowledge to diverse audiences and policymakers.

CarbonEARTH is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program that trains Penn State graduate students in STEM fields in science communication. For more information, visit carbonearth.org. The symposium is is sponsored by the NSF, Penn State's Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), and the Department of Geography. The event is free and open to the public.

Symposium participants include:

Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota; Matthew Hurteau, assistant professor of forest resources at Penn State; Denice Wardrop, assistant director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and Riparia, at Penn State; and Kevin Zelnio, freelance science writer, blogger and science communication consultant.

Last Updated April 02, 2012