Franklin Awards Symposium on Science Communication








Gene E. Likens Symposium

Science Communication: How we do it. How we can improve.

Symposium in honor of Gene E. Likens, recipient of the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science. Registration is free and open to everyone. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (Lunch provided.)

Temple University
Mitten Hall
1913 North Broad Street              
Philadelphia, PA 19122


James Galloway, U. of Virginia, on impacts of human alteration of the nitrogen cycle
Sujay Kaushal, U. of Maryland, on urbanization effects on water quality
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana State University, on coastal dead zones
Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, on the reporter’s perspective


Gene E. Likens, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the University of Connecticut

Poster Session

Student and postdoc attendees are invited to present posters.


Registration is closed.  

Registration is free and open to the public; lunch provided. 


There are several public transportation options for geting to Temple University Main Campus, including:  

Subway: Broad Street Line exit at Cecil B. Moore Station

Regional Rail: Temple University Station (

Visit SEPTA to plan your trip.

The Science Communication Symposium is part of the Franklin Institute Awards, which celebrates Benjamin Franklin's legacy by honoring the Franklins of today. Learn more.