Stephen Ginley is an aspiring science writer coming from the earth sciences. His academic career was spent studying ore deposits and the microbes involved in making them, and he hopes to use that knowledge to write about how waste from mining and industry can be recycled and used. During his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, he spent a summer working in the policy group of the American Geosciences Institute. There he learned the importance of communication between earth scientists and the public for issues like resource management, space and ocean exploration and hazard mitigation. He has continued in the field of science communication as AAAS Mass Media Fellow. He was placed at the Raleigh News & Observer in the summer of 2016 where he wrote articles about Zika, rare earth element extraction from the waste of coal fire power plants, and the effect of low value wood harvesting on the ecosystem of logging fields.
Published @The Raleigh News & Observer during Fellowship