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Thursday, April 12 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Workshop: Spotting Sensationalized Science in the News Now Open

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Whether it is a new environmental hazard, tech threat, or health recommendation, it can be hard to know when to trust science in the media. Join us to learn how to decipher fact from fiction! The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is offering this workshop to help non-scientists build skills that can stop the spread of exaggerated or false science reporting through identifying buzzwords that raise red flags and exploring easy ways to check sources.
*Note: Attendees can park in the Scott Stadium parking lot for free after 5pm.

Workshop Leaders

Science Policy Initiative at UVA

The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is a student organization empowering scientists and engineers to be more informed and involved in science policy. It was established for the express purpose of:1) Enhancing awareness among graduate students in engineering and science disciplines... Read More →

Caitlin Donahue Wylie

Professor Wylie has researched how science and society interact at the universities of Chicago and Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and now at UVA. She focuses on the unwritten work and workers in research... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science
  Media, Community Workshop
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