Amelia Jaycen completed her master's degree in journalism at the University of North Texas in May 2017. She has worked at the UNT Office of Research & Economic Development covering science in the lab and in the field. In 2014 she traveled to Norway for the Arctic Journalism Internship, reporting on science and energy in the Barents Region on the Norway-Russia border. She intends to report on environmental science, polar research, and new energy technologies.
Posts by This Journalist
Will Cosmologists Save the World? Approaches from Scientific Training Could Shape Public DebatesBy Amelia Jaycen SAN FRANCISCO—Saul Perlmutter, a Nobel Prize–winning astrophysicist and cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has spent a lot of his time ascertaining how quickly the universe is expanding. But he is also concerned with some down-to-earth issues, like the state of human interactions. As he watched public discussions unfold in the last... Read More
X-Ray Vision: Berkeley’s High-Speed Electrons Fuel Atomic-Scale ScienceText and photos by Amelia Jaycen BERKELEY, California—A group of eager writers attending the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 stood on an upper platform at Berkeley’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) research lab. Under their feet, electrons raced at nearly the speed of light. Overhead, an iconic domed ceiling—the same ceiling under which Nobel laureate... Read More