256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition – Science Communication: Speaking to the Public
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall
306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
ACS on Campus is attending the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition! On Sunday, August 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., join us for a special science communication event at Harpoon Brewery! Learn effective ways to communicate your research to the public and see how the experts are doing it with our panel of communication professionals. Network over food and drinks and make new professional connections. The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. Registration is highly recommended as space is limited.
You’ll hear from Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay the Executive Editor of C&EN BrandLab, Bethany Halford a Senior Correspondent for Chemical & Engineering News, and Dr. Mary O’Reilly, a science illustrator and animator.
Can’t get enough of ACS on Campus? Attend our presentation sessions in the ACS Booth in the Exposition Hall!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Harpoon Brewery is located at 306 Northern Avenue inside the Marine Industrial Park. They are located next door to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, and near both the World Trade Center Boston and the Black Falcon Ship Terminal. After 5:00 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends, additional spaces are available in the parking lots adjacent to the brewery. You will also find numerous parking options in the area, including metered parking on Northern Avenue and a Pay Parking Garage across the street from the brewery (also on Northern Avenue). Taking the Silver Line or other public transportation to the Brewery is highly recommended.
Registration & Networking
Science Communication: Speaking to the Public, Panel Discussion
Meet the Panelists
Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
Executive Editor, C&EN BrandLab
C&EN Media Group
Rajendrani (Raj) Mukhopadhyay spearheads C&EN BrandLab, a custom content studio at the American Chemical Society that creates compelling and authentic sponsored content for clients in the chemistry enterprise. An experienced science journalist, writer and editor who loves words and science with equal fervor, Raj has over a decade’s worth of experience in thought-provoking and engaging scientific storytelling. After obtaining her Ph.D. in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University, Raj began her career as a science writer at the American Chemical Society. She then ran a freelance business in science writing and technical editing. Next up was a stint at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology where she started as the senior science writer and eventually became the managing editor for the society’s magazine, ASBMB Today. With the breadth of her professional experience, Raj has an interesting perspective on the power of storytelling in science. You can follow her on Twitter at @RajMukhop.
Bethany Halford, Ph.D.
Senior Correspondent, Chemical & Engineering News
Bethany Halford studied chemistry at Bard College and earned her Ph.D. in organic and medicinal chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. Then she decided to trade her lab coat in for a laptop to become a science writer. She was a AAAS Mass Media Fellow in 2002 and spent a summer working as a science reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2003, she joined the staff of Chemical & Engineering News, where she is currently a senior correspondent, writing about organic chemistry, nanotechnology, drug discovery, and just about any other chemistry-related topic that catches her interest.
Mary O’Reilly, Ph.D.
Freelance Science Illustrator & Animator
Mary is a freelance science illustrator specializing in the chemical and biological sciences, creating journal covers, website graphics, figures, and animations for clients in academia and biotech. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from MIT, and a certificate in digital design from UCSD. After three years spent building the illustration business while teaching as an adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of San Diego, her illustration work became a full-time pursuit. She lives and works in the Boston area.