Super Sessions : Falling in Love with Science: Championing Science for Everyone, Everywhere

jun 4, 2019: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Room 113ABC

Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Science and technology bring tremendous value to society in years of life and quality of life, yet the public often perceives science as difficult, irrelevant or even threatening. Moreover, the inspirational and moving stories of scientists and innovators working around the world are often hidden or misrepresented in popular culture. Whose responsibility is it to communicate science and engage the public in supporting the scientific enterprise? Can everyone be a Champion of Science and what are the solutions to enlist and engage more champions of science across generations and geographies? How do we work together to enhance transparency, accessibility and relevance of science for everyone, everywhere? Can science become more inclusive and engage hearts and not only minds?

Speakers

Seema Kumar
Vice President, Innova...

Nsikan Akpan
Digital Science Produc...

Arthur Horwich
Sterling Professor of ...

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Associate Professor, M...

Maria Luisa Pineda
CEO & Co-Founder

Emily Wang
Software Engineer