Blogging for Scientific American - Lessons from Experience: Featuring Julie Hecht and Michael Lemonick

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 3:30 to 4:30pm EST

Viewers will learn how to successfully come up with blog post ideas, how to develop them into publishable works and what works best in blogging about science. This week, we welcome a special guest host, Michael Lemonick, Scientific American's Chief Opinion Editor.


  • Julie Hecht, PhD, Scientific American Blogger and Animal Behavior Expert
    Julie Hecht writes the Dog Spies blog on Scientific American. She has conducted dog behavior and cognition research with the Family Dog Project at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and at the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College. She is a PhD student in Animal Behavior at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and she holds a Masters in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh. Hecht has taught Masters students at the Animal Behavior and Conservation program at Hunter College and the Anthrozoology program at Canisius College. She is co-founder of the canine science platform, Do You Believe in Dog?. She would really like to meet your dog.
  • Michael Lemonick, Special Guest Host and Chief Opinion Editor at Scientific American
    Michael D. Lemonick is Opinion Editor at Scientific American; prior to that, he spent more than 20 years as a senior science writer for Time magazine. He has also written for National Geographic, Discover, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Slate and Wired. Lemonick is the author of seven books, and teaches journalism and nonfiction writing at Princeton University. 

Live-Stream: Thursday, November 30 2017 at 3:30pm EST

Workshop Instructor(s)
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Jennifer Albanese

Course Instructor

Jennifer Albanese is the Director of the Writing Center and the former Associate Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Stony Brook University,where she has taught for eighteen years. She was awarded the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Lecturer in 2012, and Senior Lecturer in 2016. Dr. Albanese has developed professional writing workshops and courses for the Graduate Chemistry program and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. In recent years she has also developed writing modules for the AldaCenter for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.