Date of Award


First Advisor

Jamie Hutchinson

Second Advisor

Patricia Dooley


This thesis is a portfolio of science writing completed over the course of the past year, focusing on varying subjects including environmental science, ecology, and health. I have organized the pieces by intended audience rather than topic in an effort to examine the process of different types of science writing, i.e., writing for trade journals, writing for non-scientific popular magazines, blogging, etc. For each section, I've written an accompanying set of process notes in which I discuss my approach, inspiration, and experience in writing the pieces presented therein. My goal in writing this thesis was to come to a better understanding of science writing through practice of the craft, and I feel I have been successful. I have also used my process to examine the genre and its purposes, both today and in the history of science, health, and technology.

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