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Featured Author Panel Discussion - Science Stories in Society & School: Using Narrative to Bridge the Gap
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
USA Science & Engineering Festival Book Fair
Featured Author Panel Discussion
Science Stories in Society & School: Using Narrative to Bridge the Gap
Sponsored by George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science
USA Science & Engineering Festival Host Lockheed Martin
Introduction by Robin Cook, Moderated by Shawn Lawrence Otto
Panelist: Robin Cook, Theodore Gray, William Gurstelle,
Homer Hickam, Joy Hakim & Pendred Noyce
Should the latest science research be found solely in science journals? Innovative scientists are broadening their audience through cleverly written science themed books geared at every age. Students young and old are embracing science books about medicine, physics & engineering - and are turning the channel to watch TV and movies based on these groundbreaking author/scientists work. Our Featured Authors will explore how their work is targeting misperceptions in society about science, as well as re-invigorating interest in the sciences to encourage youth to pursue careers in science & engineering.
Meet science author pioneer, Robin Cook, who helped bring a shift in the understanding of medicine through his science fiction literature starting with Coma in the 70s. Panel Moderator and contributor Shawn Lawrence Otto explores the challenges of science understanding in policy in his book “Fool Me Twice.” Featured Author Panelists also include: Wolfram Mathematica co-founder and pictorial periodic table pioneer Theodore Gray; engineer and practical pyromaniac William Gurstelle; retired rocket scientist and author of October Sky Homer Hickam; award-winning history and science storyteller Joy Hakim; and physician, philanthropist and writer Pendred Noyce.
Please join us for lively conversation with our fascinating Featured Authors. This one-of-a-kind event is FREE!
Author Performance: 8:00pm-9:30pm (seating begins at 7:30pm)
Book Signing: 9:30pm-10:00pm
Registration and Ticket does not guarantee entrance to event. Please arrive early to ensure seating.
GW LISNER AUDITORIUM, 21st and H STREETS, NW, Washington, DC