2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Science Writing Workshop

Monday, April 22
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
PCC West, 200 Level, Room 212 C

A free, one-day writing workshop will be held on Monday, April 22, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, in parallel with the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix. You do not need to be registered for the Spring Meeting to attend the Science Writing Workshop. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Applications are accepted until March 25, 2019.

Workshop Outline

9:00 am – 11:30 am    
Storytelling, social media, writing opportunities, interviewing

  • Key Elements of Storytelling
  • How to Use Social Media
  • Introduction to Writing Opportunities
  • The Art of Interviewing

11:30 am – 12:30 pm        
Lunch will be provided.

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm         
Hands-on: Draft a short news article

  • Interview Practice I
  • Interview Critique
  • Interview Practice II
  • Draft news article and repurpose for social media
  • Discussion

Apply

Submit the following materials to Judy Meiksin:

  • Subject head: Science Writing Workshop (your name)
  • Cover letter that includes:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Explain why you want to participate in the Science Writing Workshop
  • Writing sample (e.g., news article, feature article, profile of a scientist)

Due date: March 25, 2019