Author Archives: klbates

Journalism Conference to Explore ‘Climate City’

SCONC has secured an Idea Grant from the National Association of Science Writers to host MEASURE LOCALLY, RESPOND GLOBALLY,  a two-day conference for journalists in Asheville, August 15 and 16, 2016. We’ll see a NOAA data repository in downtown Asheville that is one … Continue reading

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Science on the Campaign Trail – April 13, 7 p.m. The Frontier

SCIENCE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL  A signature North Carolina Science Festival event  7 pm April 13 @ The Frontier in RTP Hosts: The North Carolina Newsroom Cooperative and Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)  If facts are the first casualty in a campaign, science … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Story

Duke Science & Society’s Distinguished Speakers Series welcomes award-winning New York Times journalist Gina Kolata 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education Great Hall (Reception to Follow) RSVP – scienceandsociety@duke.edu  

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Science In the Movies

SCONC invites you to attend SCIENCE IN THE MOVIES Monday, March 14 7 p.m. Hunt Library Auditorium on NC State’s Centennial Campus A panel of scientists and a film scholar will share and discuss clips from some of Hollywood’s best … Continue reading

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Oct. 17 Panel on Women in STEM

The Chapel Hill AAUW invites educators, parents, students and local employers to join us on October 17, 10-11:30 AM at the Chapel Hill Public Library to learn more about how we can successfully engage girls and young women in the study and … Continue reading

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Book Event: Shipman’s Handbook for PIOs

Please join SCONC on Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the launch of Matt Shipman’s Handbook for Science Public Information Officers. Mr. Shipman is a public information officer at North Carolina State University. The event will be held at … Continue reading

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Pizza Lunch: Cyber-Dogs and Robo-Roaches!

Our next pizza lunch features Alper Bozkurt, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He makes “biobots” — cockroaches and trained dogs wirelessly guided by microsystems that provide neural stimulation and physiological monitoring. The result is … Continue reading

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What? Whaaaaat?

Sad news, SCONCS, our listserv’s host has gone to that great cloud in the sky, taking our preferred email channel with it. Anton is working on rescuing the old mailing list and actively seeking a replacement that will allow us … Continue reading

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Let’s Roll the Credits on SciWri 12!

By Karl Leif Bates, Duke Research There’s always a great risk in calling people out by name for recognition, because you might leave someone worthy out. Yet we have no choice but to name the names behind ScienceWriters 2012 because some … Continue reading

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Oh My Gosh, that was fun!

Thanks for coming to North Carolina, ScienceWriters 2012!  We’re all a bit wiped out right now from the effort, but watch this space for more complete coverage and a HUUUUUGE list of thank you’s to all the great people who … Continue reading

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