2015 Sustainable Science Communication Conference - Videos and Posters

UCTV Videos of 2015 Conference

Session 1     http://www.uctv.tv/shows/29770

Introducers/Moderators: Susannah Scott and Ron Rice

Pierre Wiltzius, Dean of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences, UC Santa Barbara

Richard Hutton, Office of Research, UC Santa Barbara; Emmy- and Peabody-award winning filmmaker: Is Content King...or Courtier? Making Science Accessible

Jennifer Ouellette, Author of 4 popular science books, and science blogger for Scientific American : The Mixology of Cocktail Party Physics: Tools and Tips for Broad-Based Science Communication

Session 2     http://www.uctv.tv/shows/29771 

Moderator: Susan Derwin, Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; Organizer of the IHC’s series The Anthropocene, UC Santa Barbara

Ken Weiss, Science, environment and public health reporter, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting: The Power of One

Matthew Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University: Disruptive Ideas: Why Experts and Environmentalists Disagree about Sustainability Problems

Sonia Fernandez, Writer, Engineering and Sciences, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, UC Santa Barbara: Science for the People: Making Scientific Research Accessible to the Layperson

Session 3     http://www.uctv.tv/shows/29772

Moderator: Carrie Kappel, Associate Project Scientist, UCSB; NCEAS Center Associate

Bruce Caron, Founder and Director, The New Media Studio, and the New Media Research Institute: From Know-How to Know-What: NSF’s New Earthcube Looks To Open Up New Internal Forums for Geoscience Learning and Communication

Martha Russell, Executive Director and Research Fellow, MediaX, Stanford University: Audience Co-creation of Sustainable Science Stories

Lucy Atkinson, College of Communication, and Environmental Science Institute, University of Texas, Austin: Picture This: Using Infographics, Visuals and Text to Communicate Effective Sustainability Campaigns

Session 4     http://www.uctv.tv/shows/29902

Moderator: Scott Shell, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, UCSB

Lisa Leombruni, NOVA & WGBH, Boston; instructor in BREN Strategic Environmental Communication and Media Focus, UC Santa Barbara: Maximizing Impact: Using a Multi-platform Approach to Engage Audiences with Science Content

P. Sol Hart, Communication Studies, and the Program in the Environment, University of Michigan: Threat without Efficacy? Climate Change on U.S. Network News

Andrew Nelson, Professor of Management, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon: How Science-Based Sustainability Solutions Can Have Impact – and Why They May Not

1.  Indoor Composting Collection – Sarah Siedschlag, AS Recycling

2.  Vermicompost Bin Project – Sarah Siedschlag, AS Recycling

3.  Interactive Campus Map – Adam Araza and Jonny Conner

4.  GIVE 2013 – A zero waste move out to benefit the Isla Vista Community

5.  The Isla Vista Theater Lighting Project

6.  EEMB Greenhouse: Solar-Powered Attic Fan – Danica Taber, EEMB

7.  Campus Compost Pilot Project: Phase II – Elan Frrantz, Philip Jankowski, and Colin Twohig

8.  Behavior Economics of Waste Management: Identifying Factors that Influence Personal Waste Sorting Practices – Matt O’Carroll, Izzy Parnell-Wolfe, and Lauren Menzer

9.  Green Grow Lights for the NSF Greenhouse Expansion – Danica Taber, EEMB

10. Bren School Photo Voltaic Efficiency Boost – Andrew Riley and Kevin Huniu

11. Solar Potential Analysis of UC Santa Barbara Main Campus – Auston Grove

12. Sustainability 411-Research

13. Sustainability 411-Food

Posters are provided by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) recipients, and describe their respective projects and accomplishments. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) comes from a student lock-in fee of $2.60 per quarter, contributing approximately $170,000 a year towards TGIF. The fee was renewed in the spring of 2010 for another four years. TGIF allocates funds to projects that increase the amount of renewable energy used on campus, increase energy efficiency, reduce water usage, and reduce the amount of waste created by our university, among other things. Portions of the fund support education initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is administered through a student majority governance board. There are also two posters developed by the Chancellor's Sustainability Committee Subcommittee on Communications that are used to convey information on-campus in the 7 (double-sided) green boards for campus related sustainability.


Thanks to Alexandra Muckle, UCSB, for preparing this list!

DVD #1 (19 minutes, 42 seconds)

Blast Off—Disney’s Man in Space rare footage (Disney Insider)

Symphony of Science—The Quantum World

Super cool science experiments you can do at home

Weathergirl goes rogue

Astronomically Correct Version of Twinkle Twinkle

What color is the dress?

Cymatics: Science vs. Music

DVD #2 (18 minutes, 27 seconds)

Time Lapse—Earth

BBC Science Club—Physics

A Brief History of Science

If we cared about the Environment like we care about Sports

Cambrian Explosion

DVD #3 (19 minutes, 25 seconds)

Dazzling Time Lapse—Reveals Americas Great Spaces

Saving the Environment

Mendeleev song

Introduction to the Solar System

Amazing chemical reactions

Symphony of Science—The Greatest Show on Earth

DVD #4 (19 minutes 42 seconds)

Star Trails Time Lapse

Darwin’s Revolution Evolution Song


Jonathan Coulton & Mandelbrot set

PI (Kate Bush & Darren Aronofsky)

DVD #5 (19 minutes, 42 seconds)

The NEW Periodic Table Song

Normal things will shock you under a microscope

Strange Charm: A Song about Quarks

Rocket Man—Riding the Boosters

Melting Ice Caps and Glaciers

Symphony of Science—Our Biggest Challenge (Climate Change)

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Update: We are pleased to announce that our panel discussion on May 13 will include Erik M. Conway, Historian of Science and Technology at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-author, with Naomi Oreskes, of the book Merchants of Doubt.