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Do you ever feel like you’re speaking another language when you try to explain your research to a non-scientist? You’re not alone! Come to the UH Plant Science Symposium, which this year is focusing on the exchange of information between the scientific community and the public, particularly about agricultural innovation. Presentations will address such questions as “How can scientists better communicate with the public, and why does there often seem to be miscommunication between the two groups?”
The Symposium series is part of an international symposium series spanning multiple universities and topics. The event is organized and run by students, who choose their university’s symposium topic. It will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences from professionals in many disciplines, from communication specialists and journalists to scientists to farmers and industry professionals. CTAHR faculty include Ted Radovich, M’Randa Sandlin, and Richard Manshardt (all TPSS). There will be a special emphasis on the history of Hawai‘i’s transgenic ‘Rainbow’ papaya.
Students are also asked to submit posters for the Symposium’s scientific poster session. There will be prizes for the top posters!
The Symposium is free, and participants who register by Friday, January 25, will also receive a free catered lunch at the event. Find out more here.