The Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s My Life As Speaker Series returns on Monday, September 23, with Laura Helmuth, Health and Science Editor at The Washington Post. She will discuss how science writers try to make sense of it all and win out over nonsense.
Helmuth is the immediate past president of the National Association of Science Writers and has been an editor for National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian and Science magazines, and a freelance writer or editor for The New York Times, Nautilus, National Wildlife, Stanford Medicine and other publications. She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s standing committee on science communication, and she serves on the advisory boards of SciLine, High Country News, Knowable Magazine, Society for Science and the Public, and Spectrum and is a council member of the Geological Society of Washington. She has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the U.C. Santa Cruz science writing program.
The speaker series is free and open to the public. Helmuth’s talk will be held in the Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). No tickets are required.