New Ways of Science Commun...
I. Parallel Session Name:
New Ways of Science Communication in the Internet Era
With the popularity of smartphones and broadband, mobile Internet has become the biggest trend, which has broken the limit of users’ geographical, age and consumption habits, and the network can expand to new groups continuously. It has become more and more convenient for public to access information.
When it comes to science communication, we need to transfer information to new users more effectively. On the other hand, the “flattened” information world creates new obstacles in between general public and science community, and produces rumors that are more difficult to see through.
By holding this parallel session, we would like to discuss the problems encountered in science communication in this Internet era, the new opportunities and challenges, and how to bridge science to the general public effectively.
Time: 13:50-16:30, Sep.18th, 2018
13:50-14:10, Speaker 1
1. Thomas Kiefer
Dr. Thomas Kiefer, born 1982 in Saarbrucken, Germany, has joined VDI The Association of German Engineers in 2015 after starting his professional career in the field of quality assurance in engineering education with the accreditation agency ASIIN. At VDI he took over responsibility as the coordinator of an EU funded international project on increasing the mobility of engineers on the European labor market by facilitating transparency on competences of engineers through a documentation and validation system. In 2016, Thomas Kiefer was made International Affairs Coordinator at VDI and at the same time became Secretary General of The German Federation of Technical-Scientific Associations (DVT), which is an umbrella organization of 30 technical and scientific association and represents German technical-scientific interests on the international level. The main focus of Thomas Kiefer’s work is on international cooperation, engineering education, regulation, the engineering labor market, and professional policy in general.
2. David Cyranoski
Asia-Pacific Correspondent of Springer Nature. David had worked in Japan for several years before moving into journalism with Nature in 2000. His varied employment history includes translation for a semiconductor-manufacturing equipment company and teaching history to foreign exchange students. As a Nature correspondent, first in Tokyo and then, since December 2013, in Shanghai, he covers a variety of topics with a special interest in stem cells.
3. Nancy Shute
Editor in Chief of Science News， a past president of the National Association of Science Writers. Shute trains journalists and scientists in the uses of social media and other new media technologies. She taught science writing at Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs. Additionally, Shute has been a science writer in residence at the University of Wisconsin, and guest lecturer at major universities, including Columbia, NYU, the University of Maryland, Georgetown and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
4. ZHANG Shuangnan
Researcher of Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of the Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chief Scientist of Insight HXMT. Major experts and drafter in “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” space science planning. The person in charge of payload astronomical subsystem of China Manned Space Engineering 921 Phase Ⅱ. Chief Scientist of the 973 Project “Research on Black Holes and Other Dense Astrophysics”.
5. JI Xiaohua
known as Ji Shisan, the founder of Guokr.com, 2016 Davos World Economic Forum “Global Youth Leaders”. In November 2010, he founded the most famous science communication website Guokr.com in order to let science be popular. In May 2016, the paid Q&A product “Fenda” was developed, calling people to do quick consultation in fragmented time.
6. BI Xiaotian
known as Bi Dao. Doctor of Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, a famous science communication self-media. He has spread his wonderful thoughts on Weibo and WeChat, such as how to wear Qiuyi and Qiuku to feel warmer with principle of thermodynamics, teach people DIY “anti-smog weapon” using data comparison analysis and physics experiments, et al. His writing style that turn science into a funny story makes him a science network red.
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