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Contact: Andrea Early, (508) 289-7652; aearly@mbl.edu

Top Journalists Awarded Hands-On Science Fellowships
MBL Logan Science Journalism Program provides fellows with an insider’s view of the research behind today’s science stories

WOODS HOLE, MA—Fifteen science journalists have been awarded prestigious Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an internationally known biomedical and environmental research and educational center located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

Now in its 25th year, the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism Program allows established science journalists from around the globe to “step into the shoes of the scientists they cover” by immersing them in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research.

The fellowship program offers a hands-on course in the techniques behind today’s medical breakthroughs as well as a hands-on course in the science used by environmental scientists researching global change. This year’s courses will be held from May 18 to 27.

The 2011 MBL Logan Science Journalism Program Fellows are:

Environmental Course Fellows:
Vikki Valentine, NPR
Claudio Angelo, Folha de São Paulo
Jennifer Smith, Newsday*
Margot Roosevelt, LA Times*
Asher Price, Austin-American Statesman
Sharon Oosthoek, Freelance
Steven Ashley, Scientific American
Aleida Rueda Rodriguez, Radio Mexican Institute

* Alaska Fellow
Biomedical Course Fellows:
Dan Vergano, USA Today
Jonathan Rockoff, The Wall Street Journal**
Shar Levine, Freelance
Kate Travis, Science Careers
Brooke Borel, Popular Science
Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Miranda Van Gelder, Martha Stewart Living

** Waksman Fellow

To date, the Logan Science Journalism Program has granted fellowships to nearly 300 journalists from news organizations, including The New York Times, Science, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, CNN, and Scientific American. Overseas journalists from Africa, Brazil, Sweden, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom, have also participated.

The Biomedical course is directed by Dr. David Burgess of Boston College, Dr. Charles Schuster of New Mexico State University, and Robin Marantz Henig, award-winning author and New York Times Magazine contributing writer.

The Environmental course is directed by Dr. Christopher Neill, of the MBL’s Ecosystems Center and Angela Posada-Swafford, science writer/producer, author, and US Correspondent, Muy Interesante magazine, Madrid.

The 2011 Logan Science Journalism Program is supported in part by George and Harmon Logan, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. For more information about the Logan Science Journalism Program, visit <mbl.edu/sjp>.


The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.