JEM science communicator alumni analyze their academic, career experiences
One of the perks about studying Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) at UT is the amount of local resources that students have access to. From interning at the Knoxville News Sentinel to Discovery, Inc. to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), there are ample opportunities to combine the communications field with other specialties.
Here are four science communicator alumni stories.
ORNL is known around the science and technology communities for many things, one of those being its Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Essentially, this accelerator-based system sends proton pulses to a steel target filled with liquid mercury. Then the neutrons move toward … Read more “JEM science communicator alumni analyze their academic, career experiences”
Former NOVA Executive Producer to Spend a Week Mentoring Students at UT
Sixteen students in a documentary production class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have spent much of the fall semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory doing interviews and filming to make a 30-minute documentary about the Spallation Neutron Source.
Now the students—14 undergraduates and two graduate students—are getting an extraordinary opportunity: they will work alongside longtime NOVA executive producer and award-winning science journalist Paula Apsell, who arrives at UT Monday, October 28, for a weeklong distinguished lecturer residency.
As part of her visit, Apsell will deliver a free public lecture, “The Art of Science Communication,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October … Read more “Former NOVA Executive Producer to Spend a Week Mentoring Students at UT”
Science writers, students visit ORNL
Photo courtesy of Kate Brimer : Science writers and journalism students visit the control room of the historic Graphite Reactor at ORNL. During the trip they saw supercomputers, the data visualization wall, the Spallation Neutron Source, and the Graphite Reactor, where the first sustained nuclear reaction took place in 1943.