Rosalind Reid

Rosalind Reid

IACS Fellow
Executive Director, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
Rosalind Reid
Rosalind Reid was Editor of American Scientist, the interdisciplinary magazine of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, from 1992 to 2008. Co-organizer of the MIT/Harvard Image and Meaning workshop series on visual communication of science, she was the first Journalist in Residence at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and again took a "science immersion" leave to serve as a Fellow at the Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing. She served as Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 2010 to 2013 and as CASW's Program Director 2012-13, after four years as a member of the CASW Board. Reid wrote for newspapers in Maine and North Carolina before learning the science beat as a research news editor at North Carolina State University. She is a member of NASW, has served on awards committees for the National Science Board and American Institute of Physics, is an honorary member of Sigma Xi and continues her affiliation with the Harvard engineering school as an Associate. She succeeded Ben Patrusky as CASW executive director in September 2013.

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