WashU science writers/animators

A list, as we hear of them, of Washington University students or alumni who are science writers or science animators.

Susan Gelman, graduate student in chemistry in Arts & Sciences, who writes for The Common Reader and The Ampersand and freelances for the Nature Publishing Groups. Her clips can be found on the Common Reader website and her blog for NatureJobs.

Eric Hamilton, graduate student in plant biology in Arts & Sciences, who won a AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship that allowed him to write for the Milwaukee Sentinel for a summer. His clips can be found at hamiltonerics.com.

Tina Hesman Saey, who writes about molecular biology for Science News has a PhD degree in molecular genetics  Washington University. She says she loves what she does.

Readers interested in science writing might want to check out The Open Notebook, a web site about science writing and science writers that includes all kinds of useful information, including a database of successful pitches, that was co-founded by Jeanne Erdmann, once a laboratory technician at Washington University in St. Louis.

The Open Notebook published this interesting study about gender differences in story pitching habits.



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