Greenville, SC to Host 2010 Conference on Communicating Science - November 3-4

In Greenville, South Carolina on November 3-4, 2010, The South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication will host the 2010 Conference on Communicating Science. The conference will feature Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and Host of PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW, as well as Mr. Robert Krulwich, NPR’s Science Correspondent and Co-Host of WNYC’s RadioLab. Mr. Krulwich will open the conference on November 3 by explaining the best way to “Talk Science to Non-Scientists” to the audience of researchers, students, journalists and communication specialists from South Carolina and across the nation. Dr. Tyson will deliver the keynote speech entitled “Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists” on November 4 at 8:30am.

Additionally, the conference will feature a panel of science journalists that will describe the current state of science journalism and describe how scientists and journalists can work together to reach the general public on matters of importance to society. Other sessions will discuss how film, radio, television and the Internet can be used to broadcast scientific topics and achievements, and how researchers and students fit in to the development of science policy for the future competitiveness of the nation. Mr. John Warner of and one of the founders of the InnoVenture Southeast Conference, held annually in Greenville, SC, will explain how scientific researchers can present their discoveries to private investors to fund new technologies for the future.

The 2010 Conference on Communicating Science will be a forum for the discussion of modern methods to improve communication with the public and policy makers about the societal impact of scientific advances. The goal is to develop effective communicators that can educate and inspire the next generation of scientists and lead to a more scientifically-literate public. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenville hotel at 220 North Main Street starting at 3pm on November 3. The conference is open to the public and on-site registration is available. For more information, please visit The Conference on Communicating Science is sponsored by The South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication, BMW Manufacturing Company, the National Science Foundation, South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA, the Clemson University College of Engineering and Science, and Health Sciences South Carolina.

About The South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication
The South Carolina Project is an alliance of 10 institutions of higher education in collaboration with South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA. The alliance is engaging in cutting-edge research in the field of tissue biofabrication, which could eventually lead to the production of human organs. The South Carolina Project will build the scientific, technological, and educational capacity for the biofabrication of human organs by advancing intellectual and physical infrastructure.

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