Attracting the most notable of thinkers and communicators, the Center for Science Writings shines a light on conversations shaping the public perception of science.

Launched in 2005 within the College of Arts and Letters, the Center for Science Writings draws attention to science communications, books and blogs capturing the public's attention. Prominent writers, be they journalists, scientists, engineers, philosophers or scholars, come to deliver free, public lectures about science-related issues each and every semester.  

At the helm is director and science journalist John Horgan A former senior writer at Scientific American (1986-1997), Horgan has also written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Slate, the Stute, and other publications. He writes the "Cross-check" blog for Scientific American, produces "Mind-Body Problems" for the online talk show Bloggingheads.tv, and tweets as @horganism.

A note to Stevens freshmen taking introductory engineering courses: be sure to talk to your professors about the Center for Science Writings, as many grant credit for attending select events.

For more information about the Center for Science Writings, contact John Horgan at [email protected].