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Teaching and professional activity


My recent major teaching includes

Professional activities

Much of my time is spent helping build the scholarly community of people exploring public communication of science and technology. From 1998 to 2003, I was editor of the journal Public Understanding of Science.  I was a founding member of the International Network on Public Communication of Science & Technology, and continue to be active at its meetings (the 2018 meeting will be in Dunedin, New Zealand).

I also spend a lot of time interacting with the science community, helping integrate science communication into its culture. I was the 2010 chair of the “Societal Implications of Science & Engineering” section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 2006 to 2009, I served as co-chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences study on Learning Science in Informal Environments. Several years later, I served on a follow-up committee that produced Communicating Chemistry in Informal Settings (2016). A couple other activities that contribute in this area include:


Last modified: 29 July 2016