The Communications subcommittee of ASCB’s COMPASS announced earlier this year the first annual COMPASS Science Writing Contest, with the topic of “challenges for the biomedical research enterprise.” We were thrilled with the quantity and quality of articles submitted by ASCB’s graduate student and postdoctoral members, and we are proud to announce the contest winners:
- 1st Place: Aditi Dubey, graduate student at Rutgers University. Her article is titled “Challenges for the Biomedical Research Enterprise”
- 2nd Place: Aliyah Weinstein, graduate student at University of Pittsburgh. Her article is titled “Through Biased Lenses: The Public Perception of Science Has Changed, but the New View is No Better”
- 3rd Place: James Kraemer, postdoc at Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Marcy Erb, postdoc at Harvard University. Their article is titled “Workforce Issues: What About the Postdocs Already Swimming in the Pool? What Becomes of Us?”
Thank you to everyone who contributed articles for the contest, and to all the judges for their time. We COMPASS committee members look forward to next year’s contest and article submissions! And for those of you out there who would like to try your hand at science writing, we invite you to contribute articles to ASCB’s COMPASS Points blog. Contact me for more information.
About the Author:
Hashem is a Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Melanie H. Cobb, studying regulation and interactions of WNK protein family members. Email: Hashem.Dbouk@UTSouthwestern.edu