Several science and technology journalism (STJR) students have
recently won funding to attend conferences.
Via scholarships supported largely by NASA, students George
Hale, Antonio Villarreal, and Emily White attended the Eddy
Cross-Disciplinary Symposium on Sun-Climate Research, held 22 to 24
October 2010 in Aspen, Colorado. The students had taken a course in
a climate change as an elective for the STJR program.
On 17 to 19 November 2010, Hale, White, and Roma Subramanian
attended the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative conference
in Irvine, California. The conference focused on imaging science,
and the program through which they attended entailed their writing
summaries for publication.
Subramanian said attending the conference was enriching. "It was
a treat to listen to the lively brainstorming discussions among the
group of interdisciplinary scientists I was assigned to." she said.
She noted that summarizing the group's discussions helped her
sharpen her science writing skills.
In January 2011, Subramanian will attend the Beckman Initiative
for Macular Research conference in Irvine, California. Her
participation will again include writing a summary.