September 13, 2017
by Alicia Roberts | firstname.lastname@example.org | 336.758.5237
Science educators at Wake Forest University are testing how automated feedback combined with new one-on-one teaching methods can improve scientific writing from STEM undergraduates – and result in better explanation of research to the public.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the research team nearly $280,000 to conduct the writing experiment. It comes at a pivotal time, with claims of junk science and fake news making headlines almost daily.
“Students don’t see that writing is important in the sciences,” said Dan Johnson, who leads the research team and is a teaching professor in the Biology Department.