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Mathieu Rouault asked professors from UT’s Science Communication Center (SCC) for advice to scientists regarding science communication at the International Conference on Science Communication in Nancy, France this past September. Their answers prompted Rouault to write that the information was the most important of the conference and that Europeans should take note of the information and put it into practice. Something Rouault says is not currently being done. Professors Legg, Littmann, and Hirst (UT English Dept.) presented a session titled “Training Student Scientists to Communicate Science in Writing and Speech” at the International Conference on Science Communication, held … Read more “Legg, Littmann receive international attention for presentation on science communication”

Chris Samoray, a graduate student and graduate assistant in Journalism and Electronic Media, has received a national award from the Beckman Initiative for Macular Research. He will travel–all expenses paid–to the organization’s annual conference in Irvine, California in January 2013 to write stories about research breakthroughs in treating macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, under the mentorship of Barbara Culliton, a distinguished medical writer. Only seven students nationwide are chosen for this honor and opportunity.

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Marlene Taylor, who received her M.S. in Communications (science writing, 2011) serves as Associate Coordinator for the Science Communication Center for the NSF IGERT SCALE-IT and NIH PEER grants and provides science communication training for computational biology doctoral students. Tylor has been chosen by the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science to attend its elite Institute for Environmental Writers on the Environmental Problems and Solutions in the Everglades program. The Institute is an intensive series of talks by experts, discussions, and extensive field trips to explore the Everglades led by scientists.