Where: First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh
Welcome to CFI’s monthly lecture night series! – Note the changed date!!!!
This month, our topic is “Science Education and the Public”, presented by John Radzilowicz.
John G. Radzilowicz is a Teaching & Learning Consultant at the University of
Pittsburgh’s University Center for Teaching and Learning, where he supports faculty teaching at the University through individual and group consultations, designing and presenting training workshops, and course design and review. Previously, he served for 15 years as Director of Science & Education and Director of the Buhl Planetarium & Observatory, at the Carnegie Science Center.
He is a frequent public lecturer and media spokesperson on the topics of astronomy and space science, science communication, science education, and the role they play in society. He has written dozens of newspaper and magazine articles on these topics, and he is the author of two books on astronomy education for K-12 teachers.
Radzilowicz began his career as a high school science teacher, and has taught at the college level for more than twenty-five years. Currently he is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches undergraduate courses in introductory astronomy and the basics of spaceflight. He is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Childhood Education at the California University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches science education and leadership courses in the Master of Education: STEM program.
He is also an Advisory Board member for the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program, which trains science and engineering experts in the public communication of their work. He also is an advisor and presenter for Carnegie Mellon University’s Public Communication for Researchers program, which trains science and technology graduate students in the public communication of STEM research.
Radzilowicz holds a B.S. in physics & astronomy from Manhattan College as well as an Ed.M. in science education from the University at Buffalo.
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See you there!
P.S. We usually head to Ali Baba’s on nearby Craig Street around 5:15 p.m. for a pre-lecture dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!
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Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 PM