Falling in Love with Science: Championing Science for Everyone, Everywhere

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 ・ 113ABC, Level 100
Science and technology bring tremendous value to society in years of life and quality of life, yet the public often perceives science as difficult, irrelevant or even threatening. Moreover, the inspirational and moving stories of scientists and innovators working around the world are often hidden or misrepresented in popular culture. Whose responsibility is it to communicate science and engage the public in supporting the scientific enterprise? Can everyone be a Champion of Science and what are the solutions to enlist and engage more champions of science across generations and geographies? How do we work together to enhance transparency, accessibility and relevance of science for everyone, everywhere? Can science become more inclusive and engage hearts and not only minds? Join this exciting session as Johnson & Johnson announces the winners of the Champions of Science – BioGENEius Storytelling Challenge, and brings together other key stakeholders in a discussion about the importance of engaging the public to fall in love in science all over again. Sponsored by: Johnson & Johnson Innovation
CEO & Co-Founder
Envisagenics, Inc.
Associate Professor, Medicine
Columbia University
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics; Investigator HHMI
Yale University
Software Engineer, Facebook
2014 BioGENEius Challenge Winner
Digital Science Producer, PBS News Hour
PBS Newshour