Northwestern University

Jun
18
Wed 12:00 PM

A Science Comedian's Guide to Communicating Science

When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, ITW Classroom
2133 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kathryn Veraldi   +1 847 467 4108  

Group: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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A Science Comedian's Guide to Communicating Science
Date: Wednesday, June 18
Time: 12pm–1pm
Location: Ford ITW Classroom

If you drew a Venn Diagram featuring the two sets “science” and “comedy,” you might not expect to find much at their intersection. But Brian Malow draws on two decades as a stand up comedian to help scientists communicate better with general audiences. In a presentation that promises to both amuse and educate, Brian will offer advice on a range of topics including stage presence, connecting with audiences, using analogies, and abusing PowerPoint.

Brian Malow is Earth’s premier science comedian (self-proclaimed). He has worked with the NSF, AAAS, NASA, ACS, AGU, and many other acronyms. He has produced science videos for Time Magazine’s website and audio essays for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show. Malow has appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and co-hosted “Hacking the Planet” and “The Truth About Twisters” on The Weather Channel. He currently blogs for Scientific American and works in science communications at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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