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Academic Editing Chapter: Let’s Talk About . . . Communicating Science through Comedy with Kasha Patel

September 21 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

Climate change, pandemics, and misinformation don’t sound like great fodder for a side-stitching joke, but they can be—all it takes is the right perspective and tools. Register to join science communicator and comedian Kasha Patel on Thusday, September 21, at 2pm EST as she shares the basic tenets of relatable science communication along with some unorthodox ways people share scientific findings to reach audiences.

Pick up practical tips on making science more fun and accessible, learn to assess the risks and pitfalls of incorporating humor, and, most importantly, get inspired to think about communicating science in a more creative way.

(Pictured: Kasha, a smiling woman with long black hair, is wearing a lab coat and pouring two test tubes into a beaker.)

Speaker bio:

Kasha Patel was named one of the “Best Undiscovered Comedians” in the US by Thrillist magazine because of her unique voice that couples life as an Indian-American and her love for science. She produces science-themed comedy shows through her company DC Science Comedy. She gave a TEDx talk called “Sneaking Science into Stand-Up,” where she shares a series of surprising revelations pulled from her analysis of more than 500 of her stand-up jokes. She has been featured on NPR, BBC World, Travel Channel, The Science Channel, The Weather Channel, and has hosted a miniseries on NASA TV.


September 21
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT EDT