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The Art of Science Television

Paula S. Apsell
Senior Executive Producer, PBS-NOVA
Director, Science Unit, WGBH (Boston)

Friday, March 20, 2009
10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium
VTC to Boulder will be Room 1107

 

"Forgotten Genius"- Percy Julian

"Car 38"-Car of the Future

"The Elegant Universe" - pictured, author Brian Greene

Graphics were provided by the speaker (NOVA approved)

 

Using clips from the internationally acclaimed and award winning NOVA science series, Paula Apsell will discuss the art of science television. How are topics chosen? How does one make difficult material not only accessible but enthralling? How does one educate, entertain, and stimulate creative and critical thinking, all at the same time? And what particular challenges face science journalists and educators today, when scientific and cultural literacy are more at risk than ever in a computer-game-oriented society with literally hundreds of choices at their remote control?

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, call Kum J. Ham at 301-975-4203.

Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.