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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Prominent Scientist to Speak at UCSB About Storytelling and Science Education

Sean Carroll, an award-winning scientist, author, and educator, will be the featured speaker for SciTrek’s second annual Science Education Lecture.


Carroll’s speech, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5:30 p.m. on February 12 in Room 1179 of the Chemistry building at UC Santa Barbara.

Carroll, the vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, will speak on “Storytelling and Science Education: A Yarn for Darwin’s Birthday.” A reception in the lobby of the Chemistry building will follow Carroll’s speech.

Widely recognized for his work in developmental biology, Carroll has earned many honors and awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science; the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award; the Shaw Scientist Award of the Milwaukee Foundation; the Stephen Jay Gould Prize for promoting the public understanding of evolution; the Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize; the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers; and numerous honorary lectureships. Carroll was named one of this country’s most promising leaders under 40 by TIME Magazine in 1994.

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