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CASTLE Seminar Series: Soren Wheeler
Start Date: 5/7/2019Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 5/7/2019End Time: 3:00 PM

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CASTLE Seminar Series: Failure, Ignorance, and Creating Curiosity"with Soren Wheeler at the ExCITe Center

About this Event Seminar
After more than 20 years working in science education and public understanding of science, the thing that continues to astonish and trouble me is how many people shudder at the word “science,” or at any sniff of the words, cadences, or even attitudes associated with science. And yet those are the people we most desperately need to reach. And so we need to, in a sense, shout across a chasm of interest, knowledge, inclination, and language. I will talk about the ways that voice, structure, and emotional experience can help us shout across that chasm, and the ways in which audio storytelling, in particular, can shine a light on how to get people to listen to us when we talk about science. 

About Soren Wheeler
 Soren Wheeler is the Managing Editor at Radiolab, an award winning radio program and podcast, produced by WNYC, a public radio station in New York City, and broadcast on public radio stations in the United States. The show is nationally syndicated and is available as a podcast. where he plays a variety of roles, including producer, editor, and reporter. He also oversees the development of future content. Before coming to radio, Soren spent 10 years working with science teachers and writing about how kids learn science. He was a project coordinator at the Association for the Advancement of Science, where he co-authored the book Atlas of Science Literacy. He then went on to get a Master’s degree in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Soren has won awards for production on radio pieces about coincidence and statistics, the periodic table, and the story of a woman waking up from a coma.

About Drexel's Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence
 The mission of the Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE) is to employ an interdisciplinary research approach to generate knowledge that will support improved STEM education at all levels — from Kindergarten through Faculty.
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ExCITe Center
3401 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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