Kate Furby on TEDxUCSDPosted by Tiffany on Jul 11, 2013 in Featured, People • 1 comment
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TEDx are independent programs sponsored and organized by individuals that want to harness the spirit of TED into local communities – focusing on ideas and topics that matter most to you.
TEDxUCSD hosted their own talk on May 11, 2013 at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, featuring a lineup of some amazing individuals that shared their ideas pertaining to a variety of disciplines – technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development, and much more.
Kate Furby, a Ph.D. student of the Sandin Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) was chosen to share how she is working to change the way we communicate science. She focuses on putting the human narrative back into our stories about science and to harness the power of storytelling to show how anyone can become a scientist. Kate has traveled to some of the most remote places on earth to examine the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, and has taught science communication courses for different age groups in the US and Saudi Arabia.
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