CECE Event: Scientific Literacy and the COVID Pandemic
Science literacy encompasses the ability to use this knowledge to make informed decisions based on fact rather than opinion, politics, misinformation, or trends. The 2020 pandemic made us acutely aware of the potency of misinformation and the importance of encouraging the use of science to prevent and intervene with the lethal virus. This event brings together an expert panel to explore the essentials of science literacy, identify roadblocks to overcoming the influence of emotion and confirmation bias in people’s thinking about COVID-19, and offer recommendations to students, educators, and workers to address patients and colleagues who remain hesitant about the utility and efficacy of vaccination.
In Person: St. Francis Room (Biddeford Campus), Innovation 104 (Portland Campus)
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/universityofnewengland (Interactive opportunity)
Livestream: une.edu/live (Viewing only)
Presented by CECE in collaboration with: Members of CECE’s Campus to Community Advisory Team, and sponsored by MaineHealth Institute for Research with support from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Participation can be applied toward students’ IP Honors Distinction application.
Competencies: Communication, Roles & Responsibilities
CECE events are designed to give you as much opportunity as possible to learn about, from, and with each other, while maximizing responsiveness to changing conditions caused by COVID-19. Please check back often for latest information about viewing opportunities.