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Joe Faraguna's Karmel Prize-winning piece
We Are All Slime Molds at Heart, Or How We Went Looking for Answers about Our Semi-Intelligent Friends but Ended Up Learning about Ourselves Instead
“We Are All Slime Molds at Heart” won honorable mention in the DeWitt Wallace Prize for Science Writing for the Public, part of the 2019 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Mimi Wahid's Karmel Prize-winning piece
With most of the world’s population now living in cities, should we worry about the implications of living a life without forests?
Kristen Frombach's Karmel Prize-winning piece
“Haugh Model and Modification” took second place for the 2019 Boit Prize for Engineering Writing, one of the Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Produced by the graduate students from the 2019 class of the Graduate Program in Science Writing.
Amy Fang's Karmel Prize-winning piece
Amy Fang’s winning submission for the Boit Prize for Engineering Writing, one of the Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.
Our Graduate Program in Science Writing students read from their culminating works as they finish up they one-year program.
CMS/W's Karmel Prize-winning piece
Working in every genre, from fiction to technical writing, 36 MIT students win 2019 Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes.