The PLOS Student Blog is a forum for the next generation of scientists and science writers. Written by a team of talented students from a variety of institutions, disciplines and levels of education, these posts will provide unique insights into the current state of science education, research developments in individual disciplines, the art and science of science communication and Open Access science.
Starting with the 2012-13 academic year, we’re turning this blog site on our network into an outlet for promising writers who are currently studying a science discipline at the undergrad or graduate level or enrolled in a Masters Level science communication program. Your comments are invited and will be answered by the individual bloggers.
Meet Student Blog Coordinator, Sara Kassabian
Sara Kassabian is a recent graduate from the University of California San Francisco Global Health Science Master’s degree program. As an undergrad, she studied journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. Currently, Sara serves as the PLOS Social Media Associate, managing the PLOS Science Wednesday series on redditscience, among other projects. As the Student Blog Coordinator, Sara helps manage and edit blog posts from students and early professionals in both basic and social sciences. Undergrad, Masters, professional, or Ph.D. students in the sciences are more than welcome to contribute.
If you are interested in becoming a student contributor, please send an inquiry with a sample blog post to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past our student science writers have come from the following programs — we’re pleased to keep their archived posts on the PLOS Student Blog:
Inside Knowledge, featuring Anna Perman, Ben Good, Lizzie Crouch, and David Robertson, who are working on a master’s degree in science communication at Imperial College, London.
Science, Upstream, featuring Jamie Hansen and Julia James, two students working on a master’s degree in journalism at Stanford University.