Arizona Science Desk Discusses Future of Science Journalism

Apr 2, 2017

Arizona Science Desk: Melissa Sevigny, Sara Hammond, Nick Gerbis, Maya Springhawk Robnett

When the nation's communities at large think about science, they don't always think of Arizona. The Arizona Science Desk, a two year collaboration among the Arizona NPR stations, sought to change that, by raising the statewide and national profile of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) news in Arizona. 

Now, as the Science Desk collaboration moves into its next phase, what will be the future of science reporting in our region? Our Science Desk reporters will discuss this issue, and other topics, at KAWC's Science Talk, Wednesday, April 19.

KAWC will host Arizona Science Desk reporters Nick Gerbis, KJZZ in Phoenix; Sara Hammond, Arizona Public Media in Tucson; Melissa Sevigny, KNAU in Flagstaff; and KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett for what should be a lively discussion about Arizona’s unique contributions in a number of science related areas, including environmental science, agriculture, and the space race.  The reporters will also field questions from attendees.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19
TIME: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
WHERE: AWC Schoening Conference Center, Arizona Western College Yuma campus, 2020 S Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona
COST: The Science Talk is free to attend, and reservations are not required

A campus map is available here. The Arizona Science Desk is a collaboration among Arizona Public Radio stations. The Science Desk has focused resources and cooperation in the reporting of science related issues relevant to Arizona, its citizens, and future.  The innovative and interdependent effort has resulted in many informative and significant stories which are shared among member stations and on a national level.  The Arizona Science Desk is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with the majority of funding provided by the individual stations. Local funding for the Arizona Science Desk is provided by the Jessen Foundation, the Howard V. Moore Foundation at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Arizona Western College, and KAWC listeners.