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"Hello Isha, I am Mohit Kumar Jolly, an undergraduate student at IIT Kanpur. I read about your interest in science communication. I too am very interested in science journalism and communication and I initiated the campus science and technology…"
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India
What do you do?
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Fields of interest
science, climate change, biotechnology
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ash_1537@yahoo.co.in
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Hello!!! I'm a student aspiring to be a science journalist.......... I would like to know more about the developments and career oppurtunities in this field.

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Career oppurtunities in science journalism

Hello there..........

I would like to know about the career oppurtunities available in this field.......... I would also like to know about the required educational degrees and courses to be pursued. Please do reply!!!!!

Posted on June 9, 2007 at 8:14 — 1 Comment

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At 13:37 on December 9, 2009, Mohit Kumar Jolly said…
Hello Isha,

I am Mohit Kumar Jolly, an undergraduate student at IIT Kanpur. I read about your interest in science communication. I too am very interested in science journalism and communication and I initiated the campus science and technology magazine of IIT Kanpur named NERD - a quarterly magazine with focus on content created by students. Online versions can be found at http://www.nerdmag.org/noah. I also gave a talk on 'Catalyzing science communication through students' at the International Conference on Hands-on Science in October'09 at Ahmedabad.

I have taken around 50 interviews of eminent scientists/engineers around the world for NERD to inspire the student audience and motivate them for innovative thinking.

I thought it would be good to be in touch with you and exchange developments in field of science communication.

Looking forward for your reply.

Regards,
Mohit
At 15:05 on June 14, 2007, Kat Sandford said…
Hi,

You asked what I do. I run the science outreach activities for my uni: putting uni students into science classes as assistants, organising on-campus activities, taking equipment out to schools, cross-university (and others) science fairs, making the website, organising talks by lecturers, giving some talks myself, writing articles, all that kind of stuff.

I personally don't have any education qualifications and I work closely with friendly teachers to fill in the gaps. I did get a Masters in the social aspects of science, which has been invaluable. Little is more useful than experience though. It's only by making a few eyes glaze over that you learn to phrase things the right way.
At 19:01 on June 11, 2007, Zakia Haddouch said…
Hi Isha Thombre!
Thanks for the invitation and good luck!
Zakia
At 17:34 on June 10, 2007, Isha Thombre said…
thank you ma'am!
At 16:04 on June 9, 2007, Anuradha Alahakoon said…
In future, we have good opertunities in science journalism. But, you need to be practicle and look for opertunities.

Best regards.

Anuradha- Sri Lanka
 
 
 

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