Parachute Science: How powerful stories and diverse sources highlight critical narratives in science
“Science Stories” Fall Speaker: Wudan Yan
Thursday October 21 at 7 pm over Zoom. Register for free here.
Our “Science Stories” speaker for Fall 2021 is Wudan Yan, an independent journalist based in the Pacific Northwest. In this free, virtual talk, Wudan will walk us through her process for reporting “The Pandemic is Undoing Field Researchers’ Oldest Assumption,” a feature-length story published in The Atlantic about the perils of parachute science.
Wudan is a magazine and enterprise reporter, mainly covering science and society. She’s written for The Atlantic, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, among many others. She has reported longform features from Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Southeast Asia, and Native Nations in the US and her work has been supported by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and many other grant organizations.
“Science Stories” is a free lecture series presented by the School of Interdisciplinary Science and the Alumni Association. The series aims to highlight the work of authors, illustrators and other creatives who bring science to life through stories. The talk will be broadcast over Zoom on Thursday October 21 at 7 pm.