Entertainment

  • Sep 28, 2017 - 2:50pm
    Lynda Williams, Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

    Lynda Williams, a.k.a. The Physics Chanteuse, will share songs and stories about her career as a science entertainer and producing and performing science songs for clients such as PBS, NPR, AAS, APS, AGU, AAAS, and other scientific organizations, featuring favorite songs such as "Annie Jump Cannon," "Freaky Wave," "The Lovon," "Nuclear Winter," and "Forensic Entomology."

    Check out her blog at:
    http://lyndalovon.blogspot.com/2014/09/lynda-williams-brief-resume.html

  • Sep 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Jon Chase, Freelance Science Communicator (UK)

    Science songs can often be seen in a one-dimensional way, i.e. "It's a song about genetics/ dinosaurs/space" or "It's a cool way to teach science" but science songs have different strengths and play to different needs in the listener. Some songs present factual statements that could be used as rhythm or rhyme based mnemonics; like jingles. Some songs portray an idea in a way that can help a listener to get a deeper understanding of it for example, a song about the roles scientists play in society or a song about a misunderstood concept (such as climate change or evolution).