8th Annual Shaw Biology Lecture - The Enduring Power of Evidence: How Science Uses the Past to Predict the Future

The Enduring Power of Evidence: How Science Uses the Past to Predict the Future

Ann Reid, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, California, will present the 8th Annual Shaw Biology Lecture on Wednesday, March 20. 

As NCSE executive director, Reid leads an organization dedicated to expanding access to accurate, effective science education. She is often the public face of the organization, speaking at colleges and universities around the country and writing commentaries that have appeared in publications such as the EdWeek and the Los Angeles Times.

Climate change and evolution are challenging subjects to teach, especially in communities where distrust or rejection of these areas of science is widespread. NCSE works directly with teachers to provide them with the skills and confidence they need to cover these topics effectively.

Reid will discuss how providing opportunities to engage with evidence directly helps learners resolve misconceptions about evolution and climate change, areas of science that are scientifically well-established but culturally controversial.

 

Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Health Professions Center, Mitchell Auditorium
8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712, USA

Event Type

Speaker / Lecture

Audience

Students, Alumni, General Public

Topic

Science / Technology

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Cost

Free and Open to the Public

Department
Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education
Hashtag

#shawbiologylecture

Event Contact Name

Marlene Shaw

Event Contact Email

mshaw@usi.edu

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