New crop of Greenlee Project students to descend on Lab

If you see students with reporter's notebooks around the Lab or get a phone call asking for an interview, it's most likely a student participating in the "Greenlee Project." The ongoing project assists budding science writers from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Iowa State by providing them access to Ames Lab researchers.

The Greenlee Project, which has been in place for several years, assists students in Greenlee professor Michael Dahlstrom's science writing class by giving them an introductory overview about the Lab and then helping connect them with scientists so the students can produce articles. Ames Lab Public Affairs staff also provide input on student stories, including editing advice. The ultimate goal is that students generate articles for publication, whether for the Iowa State Daily or media beyond the ISU campus.

To find out more about the program and read stories produced by previous classes, click HERE.

Ames Lab Public Affairs manager Steve Karsjen shows Greenlee students the Greenlee Project web page during the introductory session on Jan. 29.
Ames Lab scientist Ryan Ott talks about his research with students during a group interview.