Professional Associations

Science Communication Specific

  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
  • Society for Technical Communication (STC)
  • Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW)

Journalism Associations

  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
  • Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA)
  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
  • South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)
  • Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
  • Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA)
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)


About Science Writing & Communication:

Science Blogs by Local/Alumni Authors:

  • Ken Garber is an Ann Arbor local reporting on biology and medicine.
  • Membrane Penetration, written by a cell and molecular biology alum, is scicomm with a viral flavor.
  • Annotated Science discusses concepts and discoveries in biochemical science, along with open access advancements. Written by an EIC alumnus.
  • Thought and Awe is written by young diverse scientists.
  • Starting as an experiment in science communication by Jimmy Brancho, Tree Town Chem invites students to try writing about chemistry.
  • Chic, Geek, and Chemistry Freak: A blog about science, education, and feminism from an EIC alumnus.
  • A blog about post-PhD in biomedical research: Ph.D. Overeasy
  • Archive of a 10-week science writing course at UM: Mind the Science Gap

Other UM-related Publications:

  • Michigan Journal of Medicine –  peer-review, student-run journal that publishes scientific research from UM
  • Auxocardia – creative arts journal founded by healthcare trainees at UM
  • cataLIST – blog run by Ladies in Science and Technology at UM

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Slides and Videos of Talks and Workshops


Ways to Get Writing Practice: