Welcome to curiousSCIENCEwriters eLearning Center

 

Congratulations on being selected to participate in curiousSCIENCEwriters (cSw).
Whether you are a writer, editor or graphic designer, you are now part of an elite group of high school students helping to Advance the Art of Science Communication. Fewer than 7% of American adults are scientifically literate— a scary fact that explains the spread of mistrust and misunderstanding of science and scientists. It is imperative that the next generation of communicators be prepared to help the public understand complex science that affects every facet of our lives!

Over several months, cSw will expose you to the important and growing field of science communications. You will be a member of a team of student writers, editors and graphic designers that will publish and promote compelling science stories for a general audience. Throughout a rigorous process that offers a taste of real-world science communications, your team will benefit from the guidance of professional science communicators, who will share their experience and expertise with you at every step along the way.

Courses

cSw Training for Writers

WRITERSWith guidance and support of a cSw Communications Mentor (Comms Mentor), each staff writer will research, write and submit one (1) story about a scientist (Science Star) and some aspect of his/her current bioscience research. This course is divided into six modules. Writers must complete the entire course before writing their story.
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cSw Training for Editors

WRITERSWith guidance and support of a cSw Communications Mentor (Comms Mentor), each Team Editor will polish and prepare up to four (4) stories by Team Writers about a scientist (Science Star) and some aspect of his/her current bioscience research. This course is divided into six modules. Editors must complete the entire course during the summer so they are prepared to begin their work upon receipt of final drafts that are due from Team Writers no later than August 19, 2016.
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cSw Training for Graphic Designers

WRITERSComing soon. View course-