A Celebration of 10 Years of Science Writing at MIT

March 26, 2012

Science Writing

The Graduate Program in Science Writing hosted a celebration for their 10th anniversary on March 24th, 2012.  The event, which consisted of two panels and a dinner, was free and open to the public.  Alan Lightman hosted the first panel, discussing the brain and memory along with Robert Desimone, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT and Director of the McGovern Institute of Brain Science at MIT, Suzanne Corkin, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at MIT, and Florian Engert, Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology at Harvard University.  The second panel was hosted by Marcia Bartusiak, along with Angela Belcher, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, Seth Lloyd, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and Phillip Sharp, Institute Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, who discussed what we expect science to be doing in 50 years.  Finally, the MIT Museum held dinner and conversation with Seth Mnookin, Amy Harmon (both from The New York Times) and Kurt Andersen (from Studio 360).  Read the MIT News story here.

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