Science Communication: How to Talk to Journalists About Your Research (Webinar)
You work hard to share your research with the world, but what’s the best way to communicate your science to the media? How do you take big concepts and synthesize them for anyone to understand? ACS on Campus is presenting a FREE webinar on the principles of science communication on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 AM EST, 3:00 PM GMT, 7:00 AM PST.
Join ACS staff, editors, and science journalists for insights on how to talk to journalists about your research, the current media landscape, and communicating your research to the public.
Editorial Director, Chemical & Engineering News
Oversees C&EN’s editorial operations.
A chemist by training and a journalist by passion, Amanda works for the American Chemical Society’s flagship chemistry news outlet, Chemical & Engineering News. She was an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins before doing her graduate work in chemistry at MIT, where she studied the mechanism of action of the cancer drug cisplatin. It’s also where she discovered the world of science journalism, which inspired her to merge her fascination with the power and beauty of chemistry with her long-time love of telling stories. Soon thereafter she joined the staff of C&EN, where she has held various writing, editing, and leadership roles over the past 15 years. Today she oversees C&EN’s editorial operations from her home office in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Lauren Wolf, Ph.D.
Executive Editor, Science, Chemical & Engineering News
Head of the science team at Chemical & Engineering News.
Lauren earned a Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry at Boston University and carried out a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Standards & Technology studying nonlinear spectroscopy before realizing her calling as a journalist. She was standing in a dark laser lab at NIST alone–again–and decided what she really enjoyed was telling people about science. She joined C&EN in 2008 and is now the head of the science team at the magazine. In addition to being responsible for the magazine’s scientific content, she oversees C&EN’s multimedia team and the Journal News & Community group. She lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Pete Licence, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Professor in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham; Inaugural Director of the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry
Pete Licence is Professor in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham where he is also inaugural Director of the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry, a new-build facility focused on the delivery of sustainable chemistry solutions for the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. A synthetic organic chemist by training, Licence offers experience in the design and preparation of ultra-high purity functionalised ionic liquids that are bespoke for a specific task. The key driver that underpins much of Licence’s research is the development of an in-depth knowledge of interactions and processes at interfaces and discontinuities. Interfaces are crucial regions in most processes spanning extraction, catalysis and small molecule sensing. Licence is Adjunct Professor in Chemistry at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry (CDT-SusChem) and Co-I of the BBSRC/EPSRC Multidisciplinary Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC-Nottingham). Pete is author of > 120 peer-reviewed articles in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry (h = 35), a founding presenter in the acclaimed YouTube channel PeriodicVideos.com and Associate Editor of the American Chemical Society journal; ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. www.nottingham.ac.uk/ionicliquids www.periodicvideos.com
Senior Science Correspondent, Chemistry World
Writes, commissions and edits news articles, as well as runs the reviews section and hosts the Chemistry World Book Club reviews podcast.
Emma Stoye is a senior science correspondent at Chemistry World magazine, where she writes, commissions and edits news articles, as well as running the reviews section and hosting the Chemistry World Book Club reviews podcast. Her work has also featured in Scientific American, and on the BBC radio show The Naked Scientists. She is a board member of the Association of British Science Writers, and has a degree in biological sciences from the University of Oxford