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Saturday, April 13 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spotting Pseudoscience in the Media ALMOST FULL

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Part of the Community Workshop Series

Whether it is a new environmental hazard, tech threat, or health recommendation, it can be hard to know when to trust science in the media. Join us to learn how to decipher fact from fiction! The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is offering this workshop to help non-scientists build skills that can stop the spread of exaggerated or false science reporting. We are a group of PhD students dedicated to promoting honest, evidence-based science communication. What buzzwords raise red flags? What is a quick, reliable way to check a source? How can you help communicate science? We will show examples, offer resources, and hear your thoughts through discussion.

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Linnea Saby

PhD Candidate, University of Virginia (UVA)
Linnea is a 2nd year in the Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD program at UVA. Her research interests revolve around how we can use technology to improve implementation of environmental regulations. She serves as Vice President of the Science Policy Initiative (SPI) and co-chair... Read More →
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Sean Cuddy

Outreach Chair, Science Policy Initiative at UVA
Sean is a neuroscience PhD student and the Outreach Chair for the Science Policy Initiative at UVA. Alongside his research, he advocates for the inclusion of science-based evidence in policymaking and supports policies that bolster our ability to conduct pioneering and influential... Read More →
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Caitlin D. Wylie

Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science
Caitlin D. Wylie is an assistant professor of Science, Technology, and Society in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She studies how non-scientists, such as technicians, students, and volunteers, contribute to research in science and engineering... Read More →

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