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Apply for the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 15:10

This post is adapted from a AAAS announcement.

AAASIncreasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), so it only makes sense that AAAS recognizes the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience. Enter the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows program, which has thrived in this endeavor for 43 years.

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

The Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the participant’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.

The application window for this program opens 16 October 2017 and closes 15 January 2018. An informational webinar for potential applicants will take place 7 November at 2:00 pm ET. For additional information about the program, please visit aaas.org/mmfellowship.

Mary Mathias
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