Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where to catch me: AAAS workshop for scientists

I'll be speaking at a special workshop at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Responsible Research Practices in a Changing Research Environment.  The February 17 workshop takes place in Washington, D.C. and is designed to help early career scientists develop a sense of ethical practices from accountability in their research funding to maintaining integrity when participating in the science policy process. My part of the program focuses on interactions with the news media:  what science reporters say they wish scientists would do in interviews, questions the scientists get to ask reporters, and understanding the difference between their role and a reporter's role in an interview.  We'll talk about scientists' responsibilities in public outreach as well.

Pre-registration is required for the session, which is limited to scientists only, and you can see the full agenda here.  I'm the former director of communications for AAAS, so this speaking opportunity allows me to reunite with longtime colleagues for a good cause.  Got a tip you want me to pass on to these early career scientists? Just leave it in the comments.

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