2013 Assembly of Delegates

Panelist: Dennis Meredith

Dennis MeredithMeredithhr
Sigma Xi Publications Committee

Dennis Meredith's career as a science communicator has included service at some of the country's leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the Universities of Rhode Island and Wisconsin. He has worked with science journalists at all the nation's major newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV networks and has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering over his career.He has served on the executive board of the National Association of Science Writers and is a contributor to its magazine ScienceWriters. He wrote the handbook Working with Public Information Officers, the NASW handbook on media relations,Communicating Science News, the NASW Marketing & Publishing Resource guide (membership required), and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing's online Guide to Careers in Science Writing. He has also served as a judge and a manager for the NASW Science-in-Society Awards and the AAAS Science Writing Awards. In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow "for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication." He is currently writing fiction and non-fiction books. He is author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work (Oxford) 2010)His latest novel is the "scientific fiction" adventure The Rainbow Virus. His novels seek to extrapolate real-world science into compelling stories that speculate on their ultimate implications.

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