Local science communicators met April 16 at the inaugural ScienceOnline Seattle event. The panel discussion at the University of Washington included the following participants:
- Lisa Graumlich, UW College of the Environment. Lisa is the dean of a college that brings together some 200 faculty from a diverse set of scientific disciplines. She talked about her vision for opening up the science of the College of the Environment.
- Brian Glanz, Open Science Federation. Brian discussed reproducibility, extensibility, affordability, accessibility, and science at the speed of the internet.
- Firas Khatib and Seth Cooper, Fold.It. Firas is a biomedical research scientist and Seth is creative director of the Center for Game Science at UW. They talked about the stories behind the overwhelming success of Fold.It.
ScienceOnline began in North Carolina and is an “unconference” that is affiliated with Nature Publishing Group. There is a ScienceOnlineNYC. For more about the history of the national organization, visit the ScienceOnline website.