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Summer Opportunity for 10th and 11th Graders to Explore the World of Science Communications

23 Feb 2020 7:39 AM | Anonymous member

On behalf of Americans for Medical Progress:

Do you know a 10th or 11th grader who is fascinated by life science, interested in explaining it to others and loves to write? If so, we have the perfect summer program for them.

Curious SCIENCE Writers (cSw), is an innovative steAm initiative that trains high school communicators how to translate science for public audiences through the team efforts of student writers, editors, artists and social media coordinators. The program features a week-long writing boot camp in the DC/MD area followed by a month of story development under the remote guidance of a professional science communications mentor. At the conclusion of the program, each writer will have produced a fully researched, clear and compelling biomedical science story for a general audience. Final story editing and publishing will take place throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.

This two-minute video offers some insights from past graduates of the program. You can view the results of the cSw program on our blog and on Facebook. There is also program flyer containing additional information.


  • Application Period: Open until April 15, 2020* or until all slots are filled.
  • cSw Boot Camp: July 13 – 17, 2020: Daily program from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Lunch and snacks provided.
  • Story Development: July 18 – August 31, 2020
  • Story Editing and Publishing: September – June 2020

We’re also looking for professional communicators to serve as mentors or guest speakers and scientists who are willing to be interviewed about their work

For more information or to apply, visit For questions please email

This program is hosted by Americans for Medical Progress.

References to any persons, organizations, activities, products, services, websites, etc., do not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favor of NCAB/AALAS or Council members acting on its behalf.

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