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Science Café: How to Communicate Science to a Broader Audience

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event: Rockville Science Center, Science Cafés

Where: Crossroads BBQ & Grill, 387 E Gude Dr, Rockville, MD 20850

Speaker: Julie Palakovich Carr

Julie Palakovich Carr has trained more than one thousand scientists on how to communicate their research to policymakers, journalists, and the public.  Julie became interested in politics after completing her Master’s degree in biology. She advised U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on ocean and environmental policy, before joining the American Institute of Biological Sciences, eventually becoming public policy manager. In 2013, Julie became the youngest woman ever elected to the Rockville City Council in Maryland.

A scientist’s job doesn’t end when the research is complete and their findings have been published in a scientific journal. Scientists have a duty to help disseminate their work into the popular press and to policymakers. During this month’s science cafe, learn the fundamentals of how to communicate science to a broader audience and the role that researchers can play in advancing science in policymaking.


The Rockville Science Center Science Cafés are free and open to everyone. They feature a scientist engaging and leading discussions to encourage conversation, debate, and interaction. The Crossroads BBQ & Grill serves BBQ, vegetarian dishes, and salads. Arrive early if you want to buy dinner or a drink and get a table


July 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm