Continuing with the introductions to the sessions on the Program, here is what will happen on Saturday, January 16th at 10:15 - 11:20am:
Description: Field Trip Earth (FTE) is the conservation education website operated by the North Carolina Zoological Society. FTE works closely with field-based wildlife researchers and provides their "raw materials"--field journals, photos, datasets, GIS maps, and so on--to K-12 teachers and students. The website is in use by classrooms in all 50 US states and 140 countries world-wide, and was recently designated as a "Landmark Website" by the American Association of School Librarians. Discuss here.
- Research Triangle Park - Cara Rousseau and Tina Valdecanas
Description: How is science portrayed in mass market multi-media? We will examine the ways that the many available audio and video formats present scientific ideas, and the pros, and the cons to what reaches your eyes and ears. We will also embark on a conversation to investigate what can be done by the average scientist to help make science in the media even better. Discuss here.
C. Science in the cloud - John Hogenesch
Description: A series of parallel revolutions are occurring in science as data, analysis, ideas, and even scientific manuscript authoring are moving away from the desktop and into the cloud. In this session we will focus on science and the cloud starting with the concept of Open Access, moving to cloud-based computation and its use cases, and how new efforts are bringing cloud approaches to the entire authorship and review process. Discuss here.
Description: Our panel of journalist-blogger hybrids - Carl Zimmer, John Timmer, Ed
Yimmer Yong, and David Dobbs- will discuss and debate the future of science journalism in the online world. Are blogs and mainstream media the bitter rivals that stereotypes would have us believe, or do the two sides have common threads and complementary strengths? How will the tools of the Internet change the art of reporting? How will the ongoing changes strengthen writing about science? How might these changes compromise or threaten writing about science? In a world where it's possible for anyone to write about science, where does that leave professional science journalists? And who actually are these science journalists anyway? Discuss here.
Description: We all know that there are potential pitfalls to having a prominent online presence, but for physicians, the implications affect more than just themselves. How should doctors and similar professionals manage their online life? What are the ethical and legal implications? Discuss here.