Science Journalist in Residence

The University of Florida’s Science Journalist in Residence Program (SJR) brings leading science writers to the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida, to interact with faculty and students. Visiting science journalists give public talks, speak in classes and meet with faculty and students with shared interests across the university. Based in the College of Journalism and Communications, the program has supported visiting science journalists with a wide range of interests and specializations — from sports science to the science of dogs, and from experts in weather science to social media and technology to COVID-19.

Fall 2023 Science Journalist in Residence:
Washington Post Technology Reporter Drew Harwell

Join UF alumnus Drew Harwell at Pugh Hall Ocora on Wednesday Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. to hear about industry trends; his experiences reporting on the development and rollout of AI; and what it’s like interviewing the players—and the bots. The event, followed by a Q&A and reception, is free and open to the public. To schedule a meeting with Harwell or to recommend a science journalist you’d like to invite to campus in the future, reach out to SJR chair Cynthia Barnett at