About SciTech

The Science & Technology Desk publishes stories on anything to do with science at Yale: important research, new programs and majors, administrative updates and events! In addition to running several general assignment articles, we also do a weekly spread of four articles on recent Yale research — anyone can take a spread article, and they’re a great introduction to the SciTech desk. Spread topics range from cancer research to behavioral studies to climate change stories.

Email Marisa Peryer at marisa.peryer@yale.edu to join the panlist and take on your first GA or spread story!

Here are some of our most-read stories from this year:

The Primary Problem with Yale Medical School

UP CLOSE: Ahead of STEM report, Yale takes stock

Nobel laureate Thomas Steitz dies at 78

TSAI City plans new building

Hundreds overdosed on K2. But what is it?


How SciTech Works

There is one SciTech Editor who plans out and edits content each week. SciTech Editors are typically juniors who have served as SciTech Staff Reporters for 1–2 years beforehand.

SciTech Staff Reporters, in their first semester as staff, write 1–2 articles per week and can choose to take on an associate beat, which allows them to have their own area of coverage in which they develop experience and relationships with their sources. The semester after, they can become beat reporters, who write 2–4 articles per week on a larger area of coverage. Beats range from “Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital” to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship.”

Contributing Reporters are anyone and everyone who wants to write for the SciTech Desk, whether it’s once or regularly. Just join the SciTech mailing list and keep an eye out for spread stories or GAs!