After a highly successful pilot year, Science in Society will be offering its science writing and communication course, Skills & Careers in Science Writing, again in fall and spring quarters.
This free, evening 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. The course 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.
Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing their science writing and communication skills. The course runs Monday evenings on the Evanston campus. More information can be found on the course information page.
This course is offered with the support of The Graduate School and in partnership with the Medill School of Journalism.