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NSF Lecture Series of Science Communicators

Sponsored by the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

February 15, 2007 1:00 PM  to 
February 15, 2007 2:00 PM
Rm. 110

(Public Welcome.  See "directions" at bottom.)
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The NSF Lecture Series of Science Communicators presents:  

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Biologist and Artist Caryn Babaian

The Art of Science: Communicating With Images

Thurs., Feb. 15, 1 p.m.  NSF Rm. 110  

About the Lecture:  What do science and art have in common?  Quite a lot, says this speaker.  In fact, they are a natural pairing.  The need to visualize is wired into humans.  Scientists who are "visually literate" may actually be better scientists--or at least better communicators.  .  

About the Speaker:  Babaian is a biology teacher and textbook author who is increasingly recognized as an artist.  Raised by an artist-mother and a chemist-father, she comes naturally to this unusual merging.  Babaian teaches at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA , where she created and taught a course called "The Art of Science and Nature."  In 2006, she won 2nd place for illustration in the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2006, cosponsored by NSF and AAAS.   She also teaches how to use the common blackboard as a creative and visual teaching tool.

Related web sites:

http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/vis2006/show/slide4.dtl 

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_images.jsp?cntn_id=108017&org=OMA

Directions: The public is welcome to this lecture.  No special access or rsvp is required. NSF is located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. -- across from Ballston Commons Mall and one block south of Ballston Metro.  Enter NSF from the corner of 9th & Stuart Streets.  For directions to NSF, see: http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/.

Meeting Type
Lecture

Contacts
Mary Hanson, 7032927738, mhanson@nsf.gov
       Preferred Contact Method: Email

 



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