OneNOAA Science Seminar Series: Science Communication at NOAA

Effective strategies to increase public engagement and understanding of science

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 14 August 2018

Where: NOAA Central Library, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, or Online: 8:00-9:00 am AKDT, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT

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Presenter: Leticia Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

POC: Outreach Librarian: Katie Rowley (katie.rowley [at]; Leticia Williams (leticia.williams [at]

Researchers have defined science communication as sharing science-related knowledge from experts (e.g., scientists) or professional science communicators (e.g., public information officers, journalists) to non-experts (e.g., policy makers, stakeholders) and the lay public. Effective science communication is integral to NOAA's goals to foster an informed and weather-ready nation, healthy oceans, and environmentally sustainable and vibrant communities. Come and learn what tools you can use to accomplish these goals to increase public engagement and understanding of science such as user-centered messaging and visual communication.

About The Speaker:
Dr. Leticia Williams is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) at Howard University, and is currently contributing to social science research at the National Weather Service in the Operations Division for the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. Her research specialization is science communication, which focuses on strengthening public communication and engagement with science.

Remote access: Located outside Silver Spring? Please register for the webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Participants can use their telephone OR computer mic & speakers (VoIP).

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