Once you have chosen your topic, identify the lead researcher. and request an interview by email.
Once you have selected your topic, start finding out as much as you can about the science “behind the headlines.” Identify a “Science Star” – a researcher who is involved in the work you plan to write about – and ask for an interview. Consider this Science Star as your expert source.
Lesson 1- Finding Your Science Star
Lesson 2- Preparing for an Interview
Lesson 3- Preparing Great Questions
Lesson 4- Conducting an Interview
Lesson 5- 9 Interview Tips
Lesson 6- After the Interview
There are three interview modes: in-person; by phone or through email. While you may prefer one mode over another, be prepared to accommodate the needs of your Science Star.