May 24, 2011
The current edition of Science—the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news and commentary—cites an article coauthored by four SU faculty on scientific writing. In “Inquiry-Based Writing in the Laboratory Course,” Cary Moskovitz and David Kellogg refer to an article by PJ Alaimo and Joe Langenhan (associate professors of chemistry), and John Bean (professor of English) and Larry Nichols (director of the Writing Center), which was published in The Writing Across the Curriculum Journal (2009).
In their piece, Alaimo, Langenhan, Bean and Nichols (clockwise from top left) describe how they created a new approach for teaching chemistry students how to write more like professional scientists. Moskovitz of Duke University elaborated on SU’s inventive program in a podcast that accompanied his article in Science. In fact, when Moskovitz was asked for an example of a university that was creating more meaningful science writing opportunities for students, Seattle University (despite being called “the University of Seattle”) was the only institution he identified. You can listen to the interview at Science. (The reference to SU can be heard about eight minutes into the broadcast.) Click here for the article by Moskovitz and Kellogg.
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