The ability to bring scientific ideas to a lay audience is an important skill, one that is crucial to helping generate a sense of curiosity about and interest in science, while also building a scientifically aware society, electorate, and leadership capable of making informed decisions related to science policy. In particular, the ubiquity of computational science, especially in the realm of social media, financial markets, and personal surveillance, makes this area and its applications an interesting target for great science writing. This can be done in a variety of forms, e.g., scientist profiles, expository essays, and even fictional works.
With this in mind, the Neukom Institute is delighted to announce the 2013 “Saying Science” competition, open to all Dartmouth students (undergraduate and graduate) to promote science writing:
(Note that the explanation of a scientific idea might very well be completely expository and hopefully, highly creative in nature -- i.e., have fun with it!)
Prizes: 1st Place -- $1,000, 2nd Place -- $750 (two awards), 3rd Place -- $500
Email questions to Dan Rockmore
Last Updated: 3/15/13