Saturday, March 10, 2012
March 10 - Ann Merchant - The Science and Entertainment Exchange
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA [map]
Ann Merchant (Deputy Executive Director for Communications for The National Academies) will discuss The Science & Entertainment Exchange (“The Exchange”), a program she oversees for the National Academy of Sciences that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging story lines in both film and TV programming. From a quick fact check to a special briefing, The Exchange provides quick and easy access to experts from all the scientific disciplines. The goal of The Exchange is to use the vehicle of popular entertainment media to deliver sometimes subtle, but nevertheless powerful, messages about science.
FREE admission – Everyone welcome, members and non-members.
Refreshments and socializing after the talk.