UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism
Miriam Kramer didn’t know she wanted to be a science journalist.
A 2011 graduate of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Miriam is now a senior space reporter at the new media website Mashable in New York City. She has become one of the most highly respected science journalists in America and she says she found her way into writing about the final frontier while in school at UTK. In addition to her time in Knoxville, Miriam earned a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University. She has had the opportunity to watch private … Read more “UTK JEM Grad is Pioneer in Science Journalism”
Alumna trains as astronaut for science writing job
Science writer Miriam Kramer (JEM/’11) headed to Cape Canaveral, Fla. in early December to cover the AXE Apollo Space Academy for SPACE.com.
Designed to give away 23 seats aboard the XCOR Aerospace Lynx spacecraft, the space camp put recruits through a g-force simulator, air combat training and Zero-Gravity parabolic flights.
Kramer took part in the training as part of her assignment—one that she describes as anxiety-inducing and unique.
Outfitted in a personalized flight suit, Kramer experienced the intense pull of four Gs and 10 seconds of weightlessness as she flew in a Marchetti SF 260 fighter jet alongside former Air … Read more “Alumna trains as astronaut for science writing job”