254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Aug 20 - Aug 20, 2017

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Washington, DC

Aug 20 - Aug 20, 2017

Location:

254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

Busboys and Poets

1025 5th Street NW

Washington , DC 20001

ACS on Campus is hosting a special networking event on Sunday, August 20 focused on science communication at Busboys and Poets (5th & K), walking distance from the DC convention center. Learn effective ways to communicate your research to the public and see how the experts are doing it with our panel of communication professionals, including policy and media fellows and science journalists. Network with the experts over food and drinks and make new professional connections. The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences.

Featured Panelists:

Jordan Axelson – Mass Media Fellow, AAAS; Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matt Davenport – Associate Editor, Chemical & Engineering News; Cohost, "Speaking of Chemistry"
Adam Dylewski – Manager, ACS Productions, External Affairs & Communications, American Chemical Society
Erika Gebel Berg – Science, Health and Medical Writer, American Diabetes Association
Lauren Lipuma – Public Information Specialist/Writer, American Geophysical Union; President, D.C. Science Writers’ Association
Rebecca Trager – US Correspondent, Chemistry World, Royal Society for Chemistry
Christopher Yarosh – Science Policy Fellow, American Chemical Society

Speakers

Jordan Axelson, PhD

Mass Media Fellow, AAAS; Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jordan Axelson completed her PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of California Berkeley in August of 2016. Although she enjoyed working in a synthetic laboratory, her extracurricular experiences working with undergraduates both in and out of the lab ultimately set her on a path toward education. After graduation Jordan took a position as a lecturer at her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently teaches first semester organic chemistry. Her enthusiasm for sharing science also led her to participate in the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship, which allowed her to write full-time as a science reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel during the summer of 2017.

Matt Davenport, PhD

Associate Editor, Chemical & Engineering News; Cohost, "Speaking of Chemistry"

Matt Davenport is a reporter for Chemical & Engineering News, the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, who also helps host and produce the magazine’s award-winning “Speaking of Chemistry” video series. Before coming to C&EN, Matt earned his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics and then got a certificate in science writing for good measure. His work has appeared on Motherboard, Scientific American, and in the Monterey County Herald.

Adam Dylewski

Manager, ACS Productions, External Affairs & Communications, Office of the Secretary and General Counsel, American Chemical Society

Adam Dylewski is manager of ACS Productions, the American Chemical Society’s video and multimedia team, and is the creator of Reactions — a weekly series from the ACS and PBS Digital Studios highlighting the chemistry of everyday life. Since launching in 2014, the series has received more than 30 million views and more than 500,000 combined followers on YouTube, Facebook and other social platforms.

Erika Gebel Berg, PhD

Science, Health and Medical Writer, American Diabetes Association

Erika Gebel Berg grew up in the Chicagoland, rooting for da Bears and consuming deep dish pizza, and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin for college, where she expanded her palate to include brats and cheese curds (but never the Packers). Erika then headed to Baltimore for a graduate program in biophysics and studied gnarly proteins with giant magnets. That was fun, but Erika realized she was more interested in writing about science than doing it herself. During a AAAS fellowship at the Philadelphia Inquirer’s science desk, where Erika wrote about spiders, physics, and bacteria living in Yellowstone National Park, she cemented her love of writing and honed her skills. After finishing her PhD, Erika became science writer for Diabetes Forecast, covering a wide range of topics, including the artificial pancreas, gut microbes, and how to make insulin, while also maintaining freelance clients including Chemical & Engineering News and Argonne National Laboratory, among other outlets. For Erika’s next challenge at the American Diabetes Association, she took on the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the premiere annual guide to evidence-based diabetes treatment and prevention. Erika spends much of her day thinking about how squeeze the most diabetes science into the fewest number of words.

Lauren Lipuma

Public Information Specialist and Writer, American Geophysical Union; President, D.C. Science Writers’ Association

Lauren Lipuma is a public information specialist and writer at the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She communicates new Earth and space science research findings published in AGU journals and presented at AGU meetings to the press and public, primarily through written and multimedia content. Lauren holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University. She previously held a position as a staff writer for a monthly medical magazine, has worked in wildlife conservation, and worked for more than 5 years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y., where she studied the immune response to infectious diseases and established a new lab devoted entirely to the study of the human microbiome. Lauren is currently the president of the D.C. Science Writers Association.

Rebecca Trager

US Correspondent, Chemistry World

Rebecca became the US Correspondent for Chemistry World, the U.K. Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine, in September 2014. She has found her niche covering the world of science policy since 1997. The interest was sparked after interning on Capitol Hill in high school, and spending summers during college as a press intern for the National Institutes of Health. Rebecca’s reporting focuses on research and science policy news out of North and South America. She has covered the last three US presidential elections and their impact on the research community as well as the chemical industry, and she has written extensively about subjects like the long-awaited effort to reform the US chemicals law known as TSCA. Before joining Chemistry World, Rebecca was the US Editor for Research Europe, covering the White House, Congress as well as US government agencies, and she is also the former Managing Editor of The Blue Sheet, an Elsevier biomedical research and health policy publication. Rebecca was born in Geneva, Switzerland and grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. She studied philosophy and political theory at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Christopher Yarosh, PhD

Science Policy Fellow, American Chemical Society

Chris is the 2016-2018 ACS Science Policy Fellow. He completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, where he studied the RNA-binding protein PSF and its role in regulating gene expression in T cells. Chris was previously appointed to the NIH Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, and he received an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for his doctoral research. Chris is interested in scientific outreach and the role of science in public policy. He has volunteered for the Upward Bound Math Science Program and the Franklin Institute Museum of Science in Philadelphia, and was a Finalist in the 6th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge. Chris earned his B.S. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of Scranton.

Agenda

Join us at Busboys and Poets, a DC institution, for an evening of science communication with the experts on Sunday, August 20 from 5:30-8:00 pm. We'll provide the food, drinks, and networking. Register now to reserve your spot and come prepared to share your science.

5:30-6:00 pm Registration and Networking

6:00-7:00 pm Talking to the Public - How to Effectively Communicate Your Science, Panel Discussion

Featured Panelists:

Jordan Axelson – Mass Media Fellow, AAAS; Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matt Davenport – Associate Editor, Chemical & Engineering News; Cohost, "Speaking of Chemistry"
Adam Dylewski – Manager, ACS Productions, External Affairs & Communications, American Chemical Society
Erika Gebel Berg – Science, Health and Medical Writer, American Diabetes Association
Lauren Lipuma – Public Information Specialist/Writer, American Geophysical Union; President, D.C. Science Writers’ Association
Rebecca Trager – US Correspondent, Chemistry World, Royal Society for Chemistry
Christopher Yarosh – Science Policy Fellow, American Chemical Society

7:00-8:00 pm Networking with the Panelists

 

Don't forget to mark your calendars! We're hosting "how-to" sessions in the ACS Booth Theater, Hall A/B - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, on Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22. We're covering how to get published, how to market yourself for the next step in your career, and how to use social media like a master. 

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