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Purdue Students for Responsible Science and Engineering Presents the Free Conference "Science in the Media" Featuring Tech Correspondent David Pogue

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Free Public Conference "Science in the Media - Understanding Science Communication's Impact" featuring keynote David Pogue, New York Times and Yahoo Tech columnist, TV host, and best-selling author.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - April 16, 2019 - Amzeal -- Students for Responsible Science and Engineering (formerly Purdue Student Pugwash) is an interdisciplinary, educational organization dedicated to delivering methods to engage Purdue University students and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community, in the ethical, political, and societal dimensions of science, engineering, and technology. To achieve this mission, every year, we host an annual conference for the open exchange of information, ideas, and opinions about the role of science, technology, engineering, education, and sound ethical practices in society.

The 2019 conference's theme is on the impact media portrayals of science have on STEM research and broader society.

The keynote speaker, David Pogue, is one of the most entertaining, informative, and enormously popular speakers out there today. Whether he's covering self-driving cars, virtual reality, blockchain, drones, "robot uprisings," the Internet of Things, or artificial intelligence, his highly engaging keynotes prove that science and technology blend brilliantly with storytelling, humor - and frequently music and song. David provides invaluable insights on how technology impacts our work, businesses, and connections with each other - now and into the future.

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The full conference program is as follows:

10am - 11am: Keynote - Disruptive Tech: The Role of the Media in the Unrecognizable New World of Tech & Culture – David Pogue, New York Times and Yahoo Tech columnist, TV host, and best-selling author - Fowler Hall Theatre

11am - 12 pm: Adapt: The Media as America's Science Teacher! - Dr. Linda Pfeiffer and Beth Forbes, Purdue University Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication - STEW 310

12 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch (Full conference participants only)

1:30-2:30: Top Down, Bottom Up: How Science Is Warped by Mass and Social Media (and what to do about it) - Jeff Porten, Student Pugwash USA and Freelance Writing - STEW 310

2:40 - 3:40: Natural disasters in the movies: Realism is scarier than fiction- Dr. Andrew Freed, Purdue University Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - STEW 310

3:40 - 4:40: Stem Cell Hype in the Media - Dr. Zahra Tehrani, Purdue University Honors College - STEW 310

Register for the free conference here: http://www.cvent.com/events/-science-in-the-media-understanding-science-communication-s-impact-/event-summary-df386f12c03340abadb5bb6baa9c5468.aspx. Please note that the free lunch is only available to those who attend the whole conference, but people can register to attend only the keynote presentation if interested. Registration is free but required to attend.

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