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Fall 2012 Semester Busy for STJR Program
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 pursuing individualized study in science
Students also are taking science courses of their choice. Among
topics of courses chosen are environment, epidemiology,
mathematical modeling, and nutrition.
STJR course highlights this semester have included a guest
session by freelance writer and editor Mike May. Formerly at
American Scientist, May writes about science and technology for a
variety of national and international publications. He also manages
large publication projects.
Another guest session this semester features STJR students who
recently did internships. Their internship sites were
This semester STJR students are interning at TWRI/IRNR and Fermilab.
STJR students also are gaining experience and financial support
through graduate assistantships. Some of the graduate assistants
help with writing-intensive courses. Another writes posts for the
blog of the Texas A&M biotechnology master's program.
Two STJR students were named National Academies Keck Futures
Initiative Science Writing Scholars this fall. They will report on
discussions at the conference "The Informed Brain in a Digital World," to be held
November 14-17 in Irvine, California.
Earlier in the fall, an STJR student attended the American Medical
Writers Association annual conference. Also attending was a
Chinese visiting scholar who is auditing STJR courses and doing
Inquiries about 2013 entry continue to arrive. Coordinator Dr.
Barbara Gastel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
979-845-6887, is glad to answer questions. The program also
welcomes visits from prospective students.
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