Fish fat, quantum cryptography: All in a day's work at the news



Fellow scientists always get a laugh when I tell them my first publication was in The Dallas Morning News.

That article (about fish fat and how it helps fight depression) was the first tangible product of my AGU-sponsored participation in the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The program sends science and engineering graduate students to media organizations across the country for 10-week summer stints as science journalists. The objective is to strengthen the connections between scientists and journalists and improve coverage of science in the media.