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December 29, 2011 / Rich Bellon

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is soliciting applications for its prestigious Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program. You have to be in your senior year and majoring in a science or engineering field to be eligible. Here’re some of the details:

Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS, so it only makes sense that it 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 more than 30 years.

The 10-week summer program places graduate and post-graduate level science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants at such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, and Scientific American. Participants come in knowing the importance of translating their work for the public, but they leave with the tools and the know-how to accomplish this important goal.

The fellowship includes a $4,500 stipend and covers travel expenses.  For an application and additional information, visit:

http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/index.shtml

Application Deadline 15 January

Update: I noticed that, after I posted this, Largent had already announced it two weeks earlier.  But I figure I should leave my post up, anyway: the fellowship announcement will carry more authority and cache coming from me. (10:27am 12/29)

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