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HCRC Director to Speak at Science Communication Event

Health Communication Research Center

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On March 13, MU will host “Engineering Connections between Politics and Science for the 21st Century"; held from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Memorial Union. This event is designed to be a forum where professionals, professors, and politicians can openly communicate about the interaction between their disciplines to create closer relationships and more productive ideas.

HCRC Director Jon Stemmle will speak on a panel about “How Media Facilitates the Interaction between Politics and Science” at 2 – 3:15 p.m. in Stotler Lounge. His talk will deal with his experiences with the SciXchange program , which teaches MU undergraduate science students how to get messages about their research to the public. SciXchange is a collaborative project between the Life Sciences Center and HCRC.

Other panels throughout the day include topics such as: space policy, patent law, STEM education, sustainable energy and regulation and entrepreneurship.

The event’s keynote speakers include former Missouri Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond; filmmaker and CEO of Sciencedebate.com, Shawn Lawrence Otto; and New Jersey Congressman and physicist, Rush Holt.

This free event is intended for students and faculty from all disciplines.

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