Science Writing

Science Writing

Are you a science graduate student, postdoc or junior faculty interested in science writing?
Do you want to tell engaging stories about discoveries in science and medicine to a broad audience?
This is for you….

For more information email instructor Dr. Czerne Reid: czerne@ufl.edu


webinar (11/18) with Robin Lloyd

November 18

Science Communicators is hosting a live webinar (11/18) with Robin Lloyd, contributing editor at Scientific American and author of weekly Coronavirus News Roundups. The COVID Q&A will touch on key coronavirus research findings and best practices for communicating immunology findings in a pandemic. Register for the event below:

 

https://ufl.zoom.us/…/register/WN__fNBKMq2QayZLhkgm6pB8A

 


Spring 2021 – Enroll in Science Journalism  

ALL MAJORS WELCOME!

UNDERGRADS: JOU4304 (Class # 30075) –
Science Journalism
GRAD STUDENTS: MMC6936 Class# 30764)
– Science Writing, email jhedge@jou.ufl.edu for registration form for your advisor to sign

Mon .Period 9-10 (4:05-4:55, 5:10-6pm),
RmNPB 1101
Wed. Period 9 (4:05-4:55 pm), Rm NPB 1002
Contact Instructor:
Dr. Czerne Reid, czerne@ufl.edu

Science Writing 2021

 

 


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Connect with scientists and climate journalists, tap new tools and data, learn to find the climate stories that matter most to your audience.

  • Complete the Climate Reporting Master Class online modules on your own.
  • Participate in the

    virtual live event on Tuesday morning, Nov. 17.

  • Meet expert sources and discover new tools for data and graphics.
  • Sharpen your understanding of climate science with instructors including climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and meteorologist Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd.
  • Explore climate change across a wide range of stories on all beats, and how to report on causes, impacts and solutions.
  • Pick up tips for telling climate stories with inclusion and flair.
  • Earn a climate-reporting certificate at the end of the program, which will total a little less than 10 hours including the live Zoom.

Science-based and non-advocacy, Climate Matters in the Newsroom is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Volunteer instructors and foundation support from the One Earth Fund and Kendeda Fund enable us to offer this program free of charge. 


Postdoc Editors Association

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The UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce the creation of the UF Postdoctoral Editors Association (UF-PEA), a service to help postdocs who seek to improve English grammar and writing style.  The UF-PEA is comprised of postdoc volunteers from multiple colleges across the University who will offer preliminary review of manuscripts, grant applications, posters, slides and other scholarly presentations.  While this service will be most useful to postdocs who speak English as a second language, the service is free and open to all postdocs at UF.  Our editors will provide feedback on structure and style of writing, but refrain from commenting on scholarship which is best honed by interactions between the postdoc and their mentor.  UF-PEA will facilitate higher level postdoc-mentor interactions by reducing time spent on basic writing needs.

Find out more or submit a document for review at our website!


Do you love telling stories about new discoveries in science and health?

Do you see ideas for interesting stories all around you?

Is your favorite part of Science and Nature the science news articles?

If any or all of the above apply, then science writing could be a viable career option for you!

The Science Writing Career Interest Team is here to help you explore the possibilities.

This career interest team provides a venue for graduate students and postdocs to learn more about science writing as a career, engage in relevant activities, and gain valuable experience.  Activities are being planned now.  If you are interested in being a part of this team from the start and attending an organizational meeting, please contact Dr. Czerne Reid.

In the meantime, please see below for a list of resources and opportunities.

SCIENCE WRITING RESOURCES

Science Writing Organizations


Science Writing Websites and Blogs

Science Writing Books

Science Writing Fellowship Opportunities

Science Writing Jobs Links (some sites may require association membership)

 


Virtual Career Development Seminar

October 1, 2020 – 4:00 pm

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is hosting a special virtual Career Development Seminar on October 1st.  Our speaker, Dr. Ashley Bohn is a Medical Writer at E-Squared Communications. Please join us for her seminar titled “Careers in Medical Writing”! The seminar will take place at 4 pm through Zoom.

Meeting Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94475561112?pwd=M0YrWmdmL0cvU3JwYVhseElLakNkdz09 <https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94475561112?pwd=M0YrWmdmL0cvU3JwYVhseElLakNkdz09>

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 7556 1112 (Passcode: 788645)

 

Dr. Bohn received her PhD in 2017 from Georgia State University in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. She has a varied background in immunological molecular biology research, healthcare and public health policy, teaching, medical and scientific writing, and veterinary nursing/ consultative sales. She has worked with major pharmaceutical companies (Merck and Eli Lilly) to create presentation slides and develop manuscript. She has also been involved in project management,  working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams on site to develop solutions in real time to maximize clinical results. In 2018, Dr. Bohn received the Emerging Leader of the Year Award from Georgia Bio!

If you are interested in a post-seminar, virtual happy hour with Dr. Bohn, please contact Mai (maitanaka@ufl.edu<mailto:maitanaka@ufl.edu>) and/or Sid (siddhantgupte@ufl.edu<mailto:siddhantgupte@ufl.edu>).