Making Waves in February

John Oliver as Science Educator: “Jacked, Sexy Beagles” and the Politics of Gene Editing

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 18, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Join Dr. April Eichmeier as she kicks off the Women's Center's Making Waves series! Scientists worldwide have called for public input about the future of gene editing, a controversial biotechnology. However, reaching beyond already engaged audiences presents a challenge. This talk will show why the silliness of satire like John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight can be an integral part of engaging citizens with science that has social and political ramifications.


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