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Can USC Film Students Make Learning Science More Engaging?

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by Jason G., The Thoughtful Animal/Special to LAist

A new project called the “Creative Science Studio” or CS2, co-sponsored by the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the National Science Foundation (NSF), aims to connect scientists with filmmakers to “inspire mass media audiences about science and engineering concepts," it was announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this weekend in San Diego.

“USC is the natural place to establish this program, given our rich history in science education and strong academic tradition in film, television and interactive media,” said USC Executive Vice President and Provost C. L. Max Nikias in a USC press release.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley said, “This alliance is a vital and essential one. I’m excited for a potential symbiosis between these two institutions, which will play a major role in the ongoing evolution of scientific communication for both researchers and storytellers.”