EventsFriday, April 12, 2019
Science Policy and the Media
ASAP will be hosting Dr. Maya Almaraz from UC Davis for a casual lunch to discuss communicating science and interacting with the media.
Dr. Almaraz's postdoctoral work on nitric oxide emissions led her to many opportunities to engage stakeholders like the California Air Resources Board, and share her results with media outlets such as KQED and various local public radio stations. In addition, her research was covered by news outlets Mother Jones, Quartz, Scientific American, Sacramento Bee, and Science News, to name a few. Through the University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative, she and her postdoc advisor contributed to a Vox Climate Lab Video, which has been viewed nearly one million times.
During lunch, we will play some of Dr. Almaraz's videos and open up the room for discussion on her experience in creating science content for media, how to work with reporters and science writers, and how to respond to push back.
About the speaker:
This meeting is an opportunistic gathering due to the speaker being invited to the Biogeochemistry, Environmental Sciences and Sustainability (BESS) Graduate Student Association's seminar series represented by the following departments:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Soil and Crop Sciences
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Biological and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Her scientific seminar is at 4pm on Friday in A106 Corson Hall (Morrison Room), and is entitled "Nitrogen gas emissions and sustainable food systems".