NeuWrite San Diego is a collaborative group of scientists from various departments at UCSD, including UCSD Neurosciences, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Biology, and from the Salk Institute. We share a love of writing and of [neuro]science, and the goal of this blog is to share those loves with a wider audience. We meet every other week to critique writing samples and discuss other avenues for science communication. We also collaborate with other groups (such as taste of science – San Diego and ComSciCon) on events to bring science to the community. Our work has been published in Scientific American Mind, The Toast, HIPPO Reads, and more. Many of our writers have gone on to careers in science and/or writing and have received prestigious science communication fellowships such as the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship. In a new effort, we have also assembled a team of Spanish translators so that we can publish all of our articles in both English and Spanish. We also publish The NeuWrite Times – print compilations of some of our favorite articles – 1-2 times a year to distribute around local venues and events.
NeuWrite was co-founded in 2008 at Columbia University by students and postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Neuroscience in collaboration with students in the non-fiction and poetry MFA programs. In addition to two groups at Columbia, NeuWrite has since expanded to include other universities and cities, including NYU, Stanford, Boston, and here in San Diego.
While each NeuWrite group has a different focus, each one aims to raise the bar of science communication by directly creating content or by collaborating with local writers and communicators.
- Want to get involved? Join our email list, then check our NeuWriteSD guide.
- Need a science writer? Contact us.
- Want to meet our writers? Check us out.
- Interested in submitting your writing? Here’s a list of resources.
- Check out our 2018 Society for Neuroscience poster, here!