April 11, 2011

Science outreach advocate kicks off Provost’s Lecture Series

Embryologist and science enthusiast Steve Farber on Thursday will kick off the 2011 spring schedule of the Provost’s Lecture Series, launched a year ago to spread the wealth of academic excellence at Johns Hopkins among its campuses.

Farber, a principal investigator with the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Embryology and an adjunct associate professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology, will discuss how science outreach can impact education in urban school systems and inspire the next generation of scientists and teachers. In 2002, Farber started BioEYES, an international outreach program that utilizes zebrafish to promote science literacy and teach genetics and the experimental process.

His talk, previously scheduled for last week, will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 14 in The Hall at the School of Education. Lecture attendees will get a chance to see live zebrafish to appreciate firsthand the impact of this model system.