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WCSU presents lecture by author Brandon Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Brandon Brown
Dr. Brandon Brown
Dr. Brandon Brown

DANBURY, Connecticut — The Kathwari Honors Program at Western Connecticut State University will welcome Dr. Brandon Brown, author of “Sharing our Science: How to Write and Speak STEM,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024, in Room 127 of White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Brown will discuss “Science Miscommunication: A Lighthearted Diagnostic Approach to a Serious Problem.” The public is invited. Register to attend here.

Dr. Brian Clements, coordinator of the Kathwari Honors Program, said, “The explosion of technology that dominates our culture and economy in the last several years, such as social media, remote working culture, the streaming services changing the broadcast industries, medical and pharmaceutical research, and artificial intelligence, has made the ability to communicate clearly about science and technology a premium skill. So it’s not a luxury, but a necessity for students in STEM fields as well as established professionals to learn and apply the kinds of lessons and strategies that Dr. Brown has culled from his own work and his research on the Apollo Moon Mission.”

Clements continued, “Dr. Brown was on campus several years ago as one of the first winners of the Housatonic Book Award from the M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing program for his biography “Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War.” As he demonstrated then, Dr. Brown’s work is interdisciplinary and adaptable to any field of science and technology, and we warmly invite guests from local and regional technology firms.

Brown is a professor of Physics and a communications specialist at the University of San Francisco. He wrote “The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions” and has written for Slate, Smithsonian and Scientific American. He also has served as deputy director at the Green Science Policy Institute and as a senior writing coach for the Strictly Speaking Group.

For more information, contact WCSU Communications and Marketing at pr@wcsu.edu.


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