NSF Lecture Series of Science Communicators
Sponsored by the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
February 15, 2007 1:00 PM
February 15, 2007 2:00 PM
The NSF Lecture Series of Science Communicators presents:
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.
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