2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival: Author Panel Discussion

Science Stories in Society & School: Using Narrative to Bridge the Gap

Should the latest science research be found solely in science journals? Innovative scientists are broadening their audience through cleverly written science themed books geared at every age. Students young and old are embracing science books about medicine, physics and engineering -- and are turning the channel to watch TV and movies based on these groundbreaking author/scientists' work. In this video, the featured authors discuss their work as science writers and explore how their work is targeting misperceptions in society about science, as well as re-invigorating interest in the sciences to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering.