Melinda Gormley wins science writing fellowship

Author: Jessica Baron

Dr. Melinda Gormley, Assistant Director for Research at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, has been chosen as a fellow for the To Think, To Write, To Publish project at Arizona State University (ASU). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and administered through the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at ASU. She was chosen from a pool of over 200 applicants, from the United States, Ireland, India and the United Kingdom.

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To Think, To Write, To Publish "brings together 12 emerging communicator/writers and 12 'next generation' science policy scholars, as well as editors of mainstream publications, to learn creatve nonfiction writing - a genre that uses narrative, scene, and storytelling - to engage and inform a general readership about the value and advantages of science and innovation policy." (For more information, see asunews.asu.edu/20120813_cpso_writingproject.)

The 18-month training and writing workshop will give fellows an opportunity to collaborate on writing projects. Each fellow will produce a creative nonfiction essay to be published and distributed by the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction.

For more information, visit thinkwritepublish.org and the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes.