Exploring Science Communication With Alan Alda

On October 8, 2013 by Grad Forum

alan_alda_thumbnailGenerations of television viewers remember Alan Alda for his Emmy-winning performance as Hawkeye Pierce on the 1970s show M*A*S*H, for his role as a presidential candidate on The West Wing, and for playing Alec Baldwin’s father on 30 Rock.

But the scientific community knows him from PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, which Alda hosted from 1993 to 2005.

Since 2009, the actor, director, and writer has also become known for helping scientists communicate their research through courses and workshops at Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Alda, who last month was awarded the James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, will talk about these communication strategies and techniques October 10 and 11 when he visits Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow.

For the full article go to Dartmouth Now.

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