BANG Seminar for 2020-09-17

Series: BANG Seminar
Date: Thu 17-Sep-2020
Time: 4:00-4:50pm
Location: WebEx (see e-mail or contact Milena for link)
Speaker: Bekkah Lampe
Title: "From scientist to science educator: Exploring a different carer path"

Between climate change, black holes, and CRISPR, science communication is more important than ever. We need excellent educators and communicators to make sure everyone understands our world better. In college and grad school, students are trained for academic-path careers. People often feel lost when considering leaving academia for a career in science education or communication. In this presentation, Bekkah will discuss her experiences working in science education, outreach, and communication (in museums, with STEM programs, and now at NOAA), offer suggestions on how to get engaged with this field, and hopefully answer lots of your questions! Please bring any questions you'd like to this session. Bekkah holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master’s degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has over ten years of experience working in informal (and occasionally formal) science education, outreach, and communication. She currently is the Outreach and Education Coordinator (contracted) with the NOAA Office of Education.

About the BANG Seminar Series

The Astronomy Department's BANG! Seminar (Better Astronomy for the New Generation!) features speakers and discussions on issues of equity and inclusion, career paths, and soft skills for astronomers. Please contact Milena Crnogorcevic or Ginny Cunningham or Katya Leidig or Laura Lenkic or Geoff Ryan or Stuart Vogel with any questions or suggestions for speakers.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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