Pratt Research Brown Bag – Oct 24

Research Brown Bag

October 24 at noon
CTL (Pratt Library, 2nd Fl)
What do the Jetsons, theatrical role-play, and imagining a vacation to Mars at Burning Man have to do with cutting-edge scientific research?
In this talk we’ll see how the arts, writ-large, have a vital role to play in some of the biggest 21st Century challenges facing society. In particular, we’ll see how and why key stakeholders in science, technology, and medicine are looking to practitioners in art, design, and theatre to help address issues of educational equity and access. We’ll also examine how framing an endeavor in the right narrative terms can be the difference between frustration and winning support (as in the example above), and hear some top tips from funders on how to capture their attention.

Mark Rosin is Associate Professor in the department of Math & Science, Pratt and Executive Director at Guerilla Science, an international science, art, and society organization. His work as a research-practioner focuses on the connections between science, art, and culture, and their realizations in the public places and spaces that science is least expected. He is the winner of the Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an Ashoka Foundation Emerging Innovator.

Previous Mark worked at the University of California, Los Angeles and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His work has been featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, and in VICE. To date, Mark has been Principal Investigator or Senior Personnel on over $6-million of grants from organizations including National Science Foundation,  Wellcome Trust, Simons Foundation, NASA, and the Smithsonian.
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