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Journalism students to vie for trip, scholarships

Journalism students to vie for trip, scholarships

September 24th, 2011 in News

Planners have come up with some new wrinkles for this year's Biotech University for journalism students, including a debate between prominent scientific experts on the merits of biotechnology and a reporting contest in which student journalists from across the Midwest will have the opportunity to compete against students from the Missouri School of Journalism for a trip abroad and scholarships.

"World Class Perspectives - A Biotech Dialog" has been added as one of the opening sessions in the upcoming Biotech University seminar on Friday and Oct. 1 on Mizzou's campus. The session features a point/counterpoint dialog between professor Martina Newell-McGloughlin, director of the International Biotech Program at the University of California/Davis, and Dr. Michael Hansen, senior scientist at Consumers Union, based in New York.

Biotech University is a seminar and reporting contest designed to introduce journalism and mass communications students to the emerging science of biotechnology. Experts on biotechnology explain what it is, give hands-on demonstrations of how it is done and focus on scientific, business and political issues.