advancing the art of science communication

curiousSCIENCEwriters is an innovative extracurricular program that trains curious and creative high school communicators to bring complex science to the general public through the power of story. Learn More →

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fascinating stories for all audiences, conceived and written by students.

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09 Jul 2024

Smokejumpers: Heroes in an Emerging Public Health Emergency

On August 5, 1949, Eldon E.Diettert was celebrating his 19th birthday with his family when he got the call. Diettert was part…

09 May 2024

Schools of Fish Change Schools of Thought: How Zebrafish Can Help Scientists Treat Genetic Diseases

For many years, rodents have been the core of biological experiments to understand living systems and disease. We might picture mice running…

26 Apr 2024

A Boy’s Best Friend: Dogs are Helping Researchers Dig Up a Cure to Muscular Disorders

Among the extensive assortment of household pets—from furry guinea pigs and vocal parakeets to scaly bearded dragons—dogs are the most popular pet…

Do you have the drive and passion for science communication?

Curious Science Writers (cSw) is a training program for exceptional high school students with a passion for science and writing. Created to “advance the art of science communication,” cSw is an innovative, extracurricular program that prepares highly motivated high school communicators to bring complex biomedical science to the general public through the power of story.