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Communicating in a Climate of Change

10/26/2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A panel of science communicators will discuss the importance of sharing research-based information in formats that engage audiences, convince skeptics, and inspire collaboration.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research presents this featured event to highlight the role of communications in research. Investigation and discovery is key to protecting our planet’s natural resources and advancing society. But understanding, inspiration, and progress stem from successful communication of those discoveries.

A panel of science communicators will discuss how they explain complex topics with engaging content across a variety of media, and how their efforts engage audiences in a way that effects change.

Introductory remarks provided by Jim White

Our panel members will include:

  • Matthew Turner, social media manager, National Park Service
  • Michelle Jewell, shark researcher and science communicator, N.C. State University
  • Kerry Irish, director of communications and marketing, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Panel Emcee: Aimee Wilmoth, WRAL Weather Executive Producer and meteorologist

CLE credit is available for this event. No advance registration is necessary.

Note: this event is part of University Research Week.



3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


FPG Carolina Student Union, The Auditorium
209 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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