​​​​​​​​​Hanneke Weitering

Experience

Writer/Producer, SPACE.com

August 2016 – present

Covering online news about space and astronomy. Producing slideshows and photo stories. (Click here for a list of articles)


Intern, ​Scholastic Classroom Magazines 
September – December 2015

Wrote fun, short stories about science and math for middle and high school students in Science World, SuperScience, DynaMath and MATH. Wrote math exercises, instructions for science experiments, video game specs and video scripts. Assisted with editing and proofreading.

Editorial Intern, ​MedPage Today
June 2015 – August 2015

Wrote news stories about medical studies. Topics covered include mutant lice, racial differences with Alzheimer's disease, nasal balloons, physician entrepreneurs, autism research using stem cells, diet and exercise. Also curated partner content daily. 


Physical Science Editor, Scienceline
November 2014 – December 2015

Regular contributor to Scienceline, NYU’s student-run science news magazine on topics such as NASA’s asteroid mission, the European comet lander, New Horizons at Pluto, wildlife rehabilitation in NYC, cold viruses and phosphenes. Editor of all stories for the physical sciences section. ​


Science Writer, Joint Institute for Computational Sciences

May 2013 – August 2014
During this internship I wrote feature stories about a variety of research using the Kraken and Nautilus supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics I covered included a wide range from modeling the Milky Way’s formation and Earth’s magnetosphere, to a hot new substitute for graphene and how to prevent accidental explosions.​

Sci/Tech Reporter, Tennessee Journalist
January 2013 – April 2013​
Reported on science and technology beats for online student magazine also known as ​TNJN during my undergraduate education. Topics I covered include an experimental malaria vaccine, grandmothers’ role in evolution, comets and crocodile bite marks on dinosaur fossils.

Education


​M.A. Journalism

New York University

Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program

September 2014 – December 2015

B.S. Physics

University of Tennessee
(minor: Journalism & Electronic Media)

August 2010 - May 2014​​


​​Skills

news, feature and blog writing

editing  and copy editing

​multimedia web production

filming and editing video

​script writing and video production

interviewing for video and audio
Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro CC

basic coding: HTML, CSS, C++

data visualization / mapping (GIS)

​WordPress, Microsoft Excel
physics, astronomy, mathematics
fluent Dutch speaker and writer

conversational German 
​fire dancer, cat whisperer​​​


Organizations

National Association of Science Writers

Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society

American Physical Society​ ​

The Planetary Society


Awards 

Grant: Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams 

Oak Ridge High School, 2009–2010 ​
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