Student in Animal Behavior & Conservation Master's program at Hunter College selected as one of 14 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows for 2013
Megan McGrath, a student in the Animal Behavior & Conservation Master's program at Hunter College, has been selected as one of 14 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows for 2013. The AAAS Mass Media Fellowship program places graduate and post-graduate level science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide, such as National Public Radio, Wired, and Scientific American, to work as science journalists on a summer internship. The program addresses the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience by giving young scientists the tools they need to effectively transmit those ideas. McGrath will spend the summer working at the Science Desk at Voice of America in Washington, DC. She is a member of Dr. Diana Reiss's lab at Hunter, studying cognition in bottlenose dolphins.