03 Mar 2009
Seminar on "Writing for Science Magazine" "Science in Forbidding Places"

A seminar tilted 'Writing for Science Magazine' 'Science in Forbidding Places', organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology, and took place at Umac on 2nd March 2009.

This seminar was delivered by Mr. Richard Stone, who is the Asia News Editor of Science, the international weekly magazine. He has reported on non-proliferation and environmental issues from some of the most forbidding corners of the world, including North Korea and Iran. He spent the 2004-2005 academic year as a Fulbright scholar in Kazakhstan, conducting an in-depth study of the legacy of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, and now lives in Beijing. In addition to his work for Science, Mr. Stone has written for National Geographic, Discover, and Smithsonian magazines and is the author of 'Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant'.

During the seminar, Mr. Stone had talked about his challenges and adventures in reporting science stories in some of the most forbidding corners of the globe. Stone, Asia editor for Science Magazine and contributor to National Geographic Magazine, will describe searching for woolly mammoth remains and tracking down a killer disease in Siberia, looking for plutonium at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan, exploring the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor, and visiting scientific labs in Iran and North Korea. He will discuss the process of finding and reporting science-based stories in these and other far-flung places, and describe the opening of Science’s first news bureau in Beijing.