Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!
Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.
Broadcast Journalist, Arania Productions
“The Science of Good Journalism”
In this chaotic and saturated 21st century media landscape, every citizen needs the skills of a well-trained journalist to be both a better consumer of media and a more responsible creator of media. Discover how to evaluate science-related journalism in traditional and social media at our next Café Sci event.
On June 4, join Broadcast Journalist Gina Catanzarite as she evaluates the science of good journalism in relation to following the same systematic steps of the scientific method! From literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking to tracing data back to its point of origin, Catanzarite will educate guests to not hit “click-like-share” until you've analyzed the empirical or measurable evidence presented in a story.
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, and educator who has worked both nationally and locally in her fields since 1987. Currently, Catanzarite operates her company, Arania Productions, in Pittsburgh. She counts nine Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, eight Telly Awards, a Golden Quill Award, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her many professional honors. She also won the 2018 Carnegie Science Award for Science Communicator.
Her Emmy-award winning documentary, The Race to Save Pennsylvania’s Bats, was also featured at the international 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and at the 2014 American Conservation Film Festival. Public affairs issues, workforce development, clinical and translational science, medical topics, and STEM and other education issues are frequent themes of her work.
Catanzarite holds a Master’s degree for Journalism Educators from Kent State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was also the recipient of the 2014 James Sutherland Endowed Scholarship for outstanding graduate students; and she has taught as an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Point Park University since 2006. Catanzarite is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in Non-Fiction Writing.
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm
Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.
Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Beer and wine