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Making Sense of the Science: A Workshop on Effective Scientific Writing
February 24 @ 1:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Judith Swan, Ph.D., is Associate Director for Writing in Science and Engineering at Princeton University, where she developed and oversees a writing program for graduate students and postdocs. Her research focuses on writing development during scientific training and on the ways language shapes the interpretation of emerging science. For over 25 years, she has taught writing to scientists and engineers at all levels of academia, industry and government; her workshops have been offered at institutions such as Rockefeller University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, Bristol Myers Squibb Corporation, Merck Pharmaceuticals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Swan was trained in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard and received her Ph.D. in Biology from MIT; she has taught composition at Princeton University, Duke University, and (of course) the University of Pennsylvania.