Maria Temming ’16 awarded fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The double-major in physics and English will be a writer for Scientific American magazine after successfully competing in the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program.
Maria Temming ’16, a physics and English doule major, has received a fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Each year, the AAAS selects 15 to 20 fellows from a pool of advanced undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level students in science, engineering and mathematics. Fellows are assigned to media organizations across the country, where they spend ten weeks researching, reporting and writing science news stories.
An Honors Fellow writing a thesis on the history of astrobiology, Temming will be writing for Scientific American magazine. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a master’s degree in science communications. “This fellowship is the perfect opportunity to hone my science writing skills,” she says. “And of course, the prospect of working for a publication like Scientific American is exciting in itself!”
The AAAS Mass Media Fellows Program aims not only to increase public understanding of science and technology, but also mold science communicators who can convey complex scientific concepts to non-expert audiences. In its 41 years, the program has supported over six hundred alumni, many of whom have made careers in science research, writing, teaching and public policy.