Past Seminars |

From Websites to AI: Current and Emerging
Tools in Science Communication

Seminar | 15 February 2019

Seminar Participants:

  • Sarah Collins | @se_collins

    Communications Manager (Research)
    University of Cambridge

    Sarah is Communications Manager for the University of Cambridge’s Office of External Affairs and Communications, where she specialises in research from the physical sciences and technology.


    Previously, she was Communications Manager at Cambridge’s technology transfer office, and for the its 800th Anniversary Celebrations in 2009. She is originally from Canada, where she worked in communications and fundraising for a number of non-profit organisations.

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  • Marguerite Holloway | @Marg_Holloway

    Director, Science & Environmental Journalism
    Columbia University Journalism School

    Marguerite Holloway has written about science for publications including the New York Times, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American, where she was a long-time writer and editor. She and colleagues at Columbia and Stanford universities are developing Science Surveyor, an algorithmic tool to improve science journalism.


    Holloway is the author of The Measure of Manhattan, the story of John Randel Jr., the surveyor and inventor who laid the grid plan on New York City, and of the researchers who use his data today (W.W. Norton, 2013); she recently wrote the new introduction to Manhattan in Maps (Dover, 2014). She has a B.A. in comparative literature from Brown University and an M.S. from the journalism school. She won the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award in 2001 and a Presidential Teaching Award in 2009; the New York Observer named her one of the city’s top professors in 2014.

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  • Sabine Louët | @sciencepod

    Founder & CEO, SciencePOD

    Sabine Louët is a media entrepreneur and Science Communicator, Journalist, Editor with a keen interest in how best to use technology to deliver improved publishing solutions. In 2014, she founded SciencePOD, which stands for Science Prose On-Demand.


    Sabine developed the SciencePOD platform to connect communities of science and technology writers and editors with scientific organizations and industries interested in using its talent management tool combined with a workflow management solution. She has worked for international science publishing houses including the Nature Publishing Group in London and New York (now part of Springer Nature) and in strategic pharma intelligence publishing houses, including Windhover, Norwalk, Connecticut (now part of Informa) and the Shanghai, China-based GBI Health. She holds a honor’s M.Sc. (Maitrise) in Fundamental Physics from the University of Strasbourg, France and a M.Sc. In Science Communication from Imperial College, UK. In 2006, she was awarded the Science Journalism Laureate Award from Purdue University for services to Science Communication.

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  • Shannon Shea | @doescience

    Senior Writer/Editor
    Office of Science Communications and Public Affairs
    US Department of Energy

    Shannon Brescher Shea is a senior writer and editor for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Communications and Public Affairs.


    She covers basic science research supported by the DOE, ranging from fusion energy to the microbiome of the Great Prairie. Previously, she worked in communications for the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. She also works as a freelance writer, focusing on parenting and environmental sustainability.

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  • Brian Lin (Moderator) | @brianlinworks

    Director of Editorial Content Strategy, EurekAlert!

    Brian Lin is director of editorial content strategy at EurekAlert!, the non-profit news service that serves more than 14,500 reporters, 5,000 public information officers, and a growing public audience.


    Brian was a press officer on the science and health beats at the University of British Columbia in Canada from 2001-2014. He led the design of UBC's media training curriculum and trained more than 500 faculty and students through lectures, workshops, and coaching. Since joining AAAS, he has led PIO workshops in China, Japan, Singapore, the US and UK. Brian holds a Master of Journalism degree from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts from National Taiwan University.

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