Randy Wedin, President of Wedin Communications since 1992, has 30 years of experience in bridging the gap between the worlds of science, business, government, and the public. He is a writer, consultant, and speaker on topics such as biotechnology, pollution prevention, public understanding of chemistry, science education, and risk communication.
He lives and writes in Wayzata, Minnesota. From 1983 to 1991, he worked in Washington, D.C., at the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. He served the ACS in a variety of management positions involving scientific publishing and public communications. He continues to be active in a variety of statewide and national committees for the ACS. In 1982-83, he served as a Congressional Science Fellow in the office of Congressman George Brown, Jr., then the ranking majority member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
His legislative and speech-writing responsibilities in Congressman Brown's office included science education, information policy, and technology policy. Wedin has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). His dissertation advisor was Professor Chris Dobson (now at Cambridge University, England), and Wedin spent his final year of graduate studies doing research at Oxford University.
While in graduate school, Wedin also worked as a staff member at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Chemistry and English Literature from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN). Wedin is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Association of Science Writers.
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