February 12, 2013
First-year STJR student Mary Beth Schaefer recently attended the
2013 Beckman Initiative for Macular Research (BIMR) Conference in
Irvine, California, as a science writing scholar.
The conference, held by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
on January 24-26, included breakout sessions where
multidisciplinary groups tackled challenges relating to atrophic
m... (Read More)
An article by recent STJR graduate Bernard Appiah has been
recognized as the most-read article appearing on the Science
and Development Network website (SciDev.Net) in 2012.
article, titled "Intercropping 'boosts maize yields by 50 per
cent,'" achieved this status despite being published late in the
year. The article
"went viral" on reddit.com... (Read More)
October 28, 2012
STJR master's students are keeping busy this fall with courses,
internships, assistantships, and travel. Meanwhile, inquiries about
2013 entry are arriving.
The core STJR
courses this fall are
Issues in Science and Technology Journalism
Reporting Science and Technology
The STJR elective Biomedical Reporting also is being given, and
two students are... (Read More)
Greetings to all as spring semester begins.
Fall-semester highlights for the STJR program included the
Roma Subramanian very successfully defended her master's
thesis. The topic was best practices of journalists winning awards
for mental-health reporting.
The front page of the Texas A&M student newspaper
repeatedly featured science storie... (Read More)
September 28, 2011
STJR student Christina Sumners' dream was to work with NOVA. Her
internship allowed her to do so.
This summer, Christina went to Boston to do a 10-week internship
at NOVA. This science-themed television series has won multiple
awards since it started in 1974. It is produced by WGBH, a leading
public television station.
"I had an amazing time," Christina said... (Read More)
March 15, 2011
Seven students from the Texas
A&M University science and technology journalism graduate
program attended the 2011 American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, held February 17-21 in
Washington, DC. Their activities included covering science
communication sessions for Science Editor, the Council of Science Editors
... (Read More)