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Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2020 Entry

Applications for Fall 2020 entry to the Texas A&M University MS program in science and technology journalism are now being accepted. For fullest consideration, candidates should apply by March 1. Candidates from within the United States can, however, apply until June 1. Early applicants have top priority for receiving graduate assistantships. Our program welcomes students […]

STJR Graduate Oversees Digital Aspect of ‘Science News’

For Kate Travis (née Arnold), the decision to pursue a career in science journalism came as an epiphany while attending a science journalism lecture by Texas A&M University professor Barbara Gastel in a general journalism course. “This [science journalism] was a way I wouldn’t have to pick any one of the sciences,” she says. “I could […]

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From Physics Researcher to Chemistry Editor: STJR Graduate Patrice Pages

Since a young age, Patrice Pages has enjoyed learning about science and helping others to understand it. Now the STJR graduate is the editor of ChemMatters, the American Chemical Society’s magazine for high school students. Originally Patrice, who has a doctorate in physics, thought he would continue working in scientific research. However, he came to […]

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STJR Student Contributes to Communicating Climate Research

For Roberto Molar Candanosa, learning English was difficult and understanding science was intimidating. Now, however, while finishing his STJR degree, he works full-time as a science writer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Roberto spent his early years in Linares, Mexico, and moved to the United States at age 15. Although he recalls struggling […]

Updates: STJR Graduates, Student Take New Jobs

Successful job placements in diverse fields continue for the STJR program. Using communication in statistics Jingang Miao, who earned his STJR master’s in 2010 and a PhD in statistics in 2014 from Texas A&M, recently began working as a quantitative analyst at Google. “I enjoy working with smart people here and working on products that […]

STJR Students Back at Texas A&M After Internships

From editing technical documents about innovative devices to writing press releases about medical studies and features about the latest space research, STJR students doing internships had a productive and exciting summer. Iveliz Martel: Medical Writing at Johns Hopkins Iveliz Martel spent the summer working with Johns Hopkins Medicine, a major health care institution in Baltimore, […]

STJR Program Accepting Applications for Spring 2016

As in past years, our MS program in science and technology journalism is accepting applications for spring entry. Candidates wishing to begin their studies in the spring 2016 semester should submit their applications by October 1, 2015. Our MS program is a broad-based program in science writing and science editing. Questions about the program should […]

STJR Graduate Contributes to Space-Based Research

When Emily Roberge was a graduate student in genetics, her classmates often noted her skill at explaining scientific concepts. Deciding to apply this skill to a career in science communication, Emily entered the STJR program in 2009. Today, Emily applies her science background and communication skills to fostering space-based research. Emily helps to manage research […]

Future Journalism PhD Uses STJR Education to Teach and Learn

Growing up in Mumbai, India, Roma Subramanian dreamed of a career where she could combine her training in the sciences and her passion for writing. Today she is a PhD student at the University of Missouri’s journalism school, where her STJR education has proved most valuable. As an STJR student, she learned what fine writing […]

STJR Graduate Bernard Appiah Continues Industrious Life

Writing, editing, research, international projects, multiple academic degrees, a graduate student wife, and three children—the list of things that keep STJR graduate Bernard Appiah busy is not short. In fact, if something characterizes Bernard, it is that he has always liked to keep busy. As an undergraduate in Ghana, Bernard volunteered as editor for multiple […]