Wednesday, February 11, 2015

3-day National Workshop on Science Communication and Science Journalism

Three day National Workshop on science communication, scientific awareness and  science journalism started 10th february 2015 at KM School of Marine Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi. Centre for Science Communication, CUSAT, Kochi and KSCSTE were the organisers. The function was inaugurated by the honourable Vice Chancellor Prof. J. Letha which was presided by pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Pulose Jacob. Dr. V Ajith Prabhu, JD, KSCSTE delivered the key not address. Prof Gireesh kumar (Dept of Chemistry), and Dr. K A Simon ( Director , KMEC, cusat) were felicitated the programme. Dr.. Anilkumar Vadavathoor (Director, Centre for science communication) given the welcome speech and Sri. Sureshkumar (Joint Director CSC)  the vote of thanks. Two Books 1. "Nattaraivum Kettrarivum"( A book about the traditional Knowledge) and 2. "Sathramezhuthu Malayalathil" ( Science writing in Malayalam) written by Dr. Anilkumar Vadavathoor were released in the function. About Hundred journalism students from Press Acadamey and Keltron were participated in the Workshop.

The Topics and Authors

An Introduction to Patents and Intellectual property rights - Dr.  Ajith Prabhu( JD, KSCSTE)

Practical Science Reporting - Sri Kumar Chellappan (Sp Corrspdnt, PIONEER, Chennai)

Science News and Print Media - Dr. S Anilkumar( Director, Public Relations and Publications, CUSAT)

Science Journalism: The Source, Message and the Audiance - Smt Sudha Nambudiri( Sp Corrspdnt, Times of India, Kochi)

Reportigf Health Sciences: Lessons and Experiences - Sri C P Biju( Chief sub editor , Mathrubhumi, Palaghat)

Cyber Crimes- Sri A V Sunilkumar(Dy. SP, District Crime Branch & Cyber Cell Co-ordinator, Kottayam)

Science Writing -Strategy for credibility - Sri B S Warrier (Noted Educationalist and Career consultant)

Science Blogs and Science Broadcasting - Sri D Pradeepkumar( Programme Executive, AIR , Kochi)

Science News and Visual Media - Sri- Pramesh kumar( Chief News Editor, Mathrubhumi TV, TVM)

Science news -for print and periodicals - Prof K V Nagaraj ( Prof and Head , Dept of Mass Communication, ASSAM Univeristy)