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Odds Are It's Wrong: Science and Statistics in the Media
Friday, October 8, 2010 - 3:15pm

Portland State University
Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics
The Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series*
presents

Tom Siegfried
~Editor in Chief, Science News ~

Odds Are It's Wrong: Science and Statistics in the Media

Abstract:
Mr. Siegfried will talk about science news coverage and the statistical issues that arise when writing about scientific research for the public.
Bio: Tom Siegfried, editor in chief of Science News, earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University with majors in journalism, chemistry and history, and has a master of arts with a major in journalism and a minor in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. His awards include the American Geophysical Union's Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism, the Science-in Society award from the National Association of Science Writers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Award, and the American Chemical Society's James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. He is the author of The Bit and the Pendulum, (Wiley, 2000), and Strange Matters (Joseph Henry Press, 2002), and A Beautiful Math (Joseph Henry Press, 2006).

Friday, October 8th, 2010, 3:15pm
Smith Memorial Student Center room 327
(Refreshments served at 3:00 in Neuberger Hall Room 344)

* Sponsored by the Maseeh Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series Fund and the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, PSU. This event is free and open to the public.