Monday, September 28 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Science Communication Research and Filmmaking: Building Bridges

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Science communication researchers have been studying a variety of topics such as audience engagement, science curiosity, social impact, and visualization best practices. The science communication practice community, including filmmakers, has years of practical experience with best practices in the field, knowledge of gaps and resources, and so on. However, these two communities have been mostly disconnected from each other, leading to a lack of information exchange and collaboration between the two. In this panel, we will learn from researchers and filmmakers who have found ways to bridge this gap and connect research to practice. We will learn about their successes, challenges, and perspectives. 

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Reyhaneh Maktoufi

Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow in Misinformation, NOVA | GBH
Reyhaneh Maktoufi has recently defended her Ph.D. in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. She is a Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Fellow at WGBH/NOVA. As a researcher and producer, her main fields of interest are science communication, misinformation, curiosity... Read More →
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Caitlin Saks

Producer, NOVA | GBH
Caitlin Saks is a producer for the science series NOVA on PBS. She is also producer and co-host of NOVA’s digital series Antarctic Extremes, and host of its online companion game—the “Polar Lab.” Caitlin’s other climate-related production credits include co-producing NOVA's... Read More →
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Dietram A. Scheufele

Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dietram A. Scheufele is the Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in the Morgridge Institute for Research.Scheufele's work examines the social effects of emerging science and technology... Read More →
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Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer

Director of Communications and Science Outreach, Ciencia Puerto Rico
Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer applies a cultural lens to storytelling and science communication to engage underserved communities with science, especially to Puerto Ricans and Latinxs. As a science communicator, she draws on her training (a PhD in neurobiology), personal background, and... Read More →
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Sonya Pemberton

Creative Director, Genepool Productions
Sonya Pemberton is one of Australia’s leading documentary filmmakers; an Emmy Award recipient and record-breaking five-time winner of the prestigious Eureka Prize for Science Journalism. Her passion is creating quality science documentaries for international audiences.Sonya has... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT