On April 15th, accomplished writer/journalist Bob Reiss conducted a writing workshop for the Cohort 4 and 5 students.
Bob Reiss (born 1951 in New York City) is a best selling American author of nonfiction and fiction books. Reiss has written more than 20 books, including 'Purgatory Road, a murder mystery set in Antarctica, The Road to Extrema, a study of the destruction of Brazilian rain forests, and The Coming Storm, which focuses on global warming and catastrophic weather. Many of his books and articles are based on his travels to Alaska, Hong Kong, Somalia, South Africa, Antarctica, and other locations around the world. "White Plague," a novel set on a US icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean, was published in January 2015, under the name of James Abel. "Protocol Zero," second book in the series, will be published in August, 2015.
(You can find more about Bob Reiss' work on his Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Reiss)
Bob used writing samples - research abstracts provided by our SHIP students - to discuss how to effectively communicate complex scientific ideas to the public.