Date: 04/29/2024
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Science in an Election Year

hosted by
The Institute for Science & Policy

In partnership with

Center for Social and Environmental Futures

Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains


Monday, April 29
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205

During a major election year, news headlines and political platforms often highlight taxes, jobs, and security issues. But what about science? Can issues like climate change, public health, or technology influence a voter’s decision? And how does media coverage vary in an election year and shape the conversation?

Join us for an evening reception and panel discussion exploring how science can take either a front or back seat in national, state, and local elections. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. RSVP for this free event.

Speakers include:

Matt Burgess, Director, Center for Social and Environmental Futures, University of Colorado, Boulder 

Laura Helmuth, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American

Alec Tyson, Associate Director, Science and Society, Pew Research Center

Moderated by Kristan Uhlenbrock, Executive Director, The Institute for Science & Policy


The Center for Social and Environmental Futures at the University of Colorado, Boulder conducts cutting-edge research, education, and outreach activities focused on human dimensions of environmental problems.

The Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains works to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community among science writers, communicators, educators, students, and others in the Rocky Mountain region who are interested in writing about science for the public.

The Institute for Science & Policy, a project of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is a non-partisan, policy-neutral convener and honest broker working across divides to help solve our most complex statewide, national, and global challenges.