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Skills & Careers in Science Writing

Modified: August 9, 2016
Skills & Careers in Science Writing is a free evening course that is designed to help PhD trainees write clearly and speak confidently about their own research, providing a solid foundation for future pursuits in science writing and communication. Students will learn a variety of techniques and best practices in science writing, and practice their new found skills in authentic writing and editing assignments.  
This course trains students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals. It culminates in a magazine-style article written for the general public, developed through intensive one-on-one support from both course faculty and expert guest editors. Editors in 2015-16 included Becky Lang, Editor in Chief at Discover Magazine.
They welcome applications from any Northwestern PhD STEM+ students (including communication disorders, anthropology, psychology, etc.). The course is led by Science in Society, the university’s research center dedicated to science engagement and education, in partnership with Medill & TGS.
Click here for more information and here for the application.
If you have any questions, contact course instructor Sara Grady.