Graduate students in the Current Topics in Quantitative and Systems Biology course, QSB 290, are getting the opportunity to create public service announcements (PSAs) with help from a former scientist turned acclaimed filmmaker.
Students will work with former evolutionary ecologist Randy Olson during the projects’ final stages. Olson will be on campus the week of May 4 for three days as the students finish filming and editing their PSAs. The finished PSAs will be one minute long.
The project culminates on Wednesday, May 6, with a public viewing and panel discussion in the Lakireddy Auditorium at 6 p.m. The event also includes a screening of Olson’s 2006 documentary, “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus.” The event is free and open to the public.
The PSAs are a way to present scientific information to the general public in a message that is accessible.
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