February 07, 2011
On February 18-20, seven
students from the Texas A&M science and technology journalism
program will attend the 2011 meeting of the American Association of
the Advancement of Science, in Washington, DC.
During the meeting, the
students will cover science communication sessions for Science
the magazine of the Council of Science Editors. They will a... (Read More)
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
... (Read More)
December 06, 2010
Maryn McKenna, award-winning independent science writer, visited
the Texas A&M University science and technology journalism
(STJR) program November 29 through December 1.
During her stay, McKenna visited two STJR classes. In one, she
discussed issues faced as a science writer. In the other, she
dispensed advice on science writing and described her daily
ro... (Read More)
NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly took a break from
preparing to narrate Space Shuttle Discovery's last launch to talk
with some science and technology journalism (STJR) students.
Byerly told the students that as a spokesman for NASA, he
must stay on top of the space science being done in the United
States and around the world.
He also said that ... (Read More)
August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010 - As the fall semester begins, the STJR program
looks forward to another active year.
Of the 14 students now in the program, half are from the United
States and half from other countries. Countries of origin include
China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Spain.
STJR students remain in high demand as graduate assistants. Some
STJR students ... (Read More)
August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010 - Congratulations to STJR student Bernard Appiah
for successfully defending his master's thesis. Appiah defended his
thesis, "Science Journalism in Ghana: A Study of Journalists Who
Cover Science," on August 2.
Appiah, who is from Ghana, came to the STJR program with a
pharmacy degree and experience as an information pharmacist. He is
the autho... (Read More)