Alumna earns fellowship to world science conference
Setsen Altan-Ochir ’15 is one of five science reporters and students selected to attend the 10th World Conference for Science Journalists (WCSJ) in San Francisco, California, with travel fellowships sponsored by EurekAlert!. She will travel from her home country of Mongolia.
Altan-Ochir is the founder of Scientific Mongolian, an initiative aiming to make science part of discussions among Mongolians. She has worked as a field assistant for Al Jazeera English, reporting on the impact of climate change to endangered wildlife and air pollution in Mongolia.
EurekAlert!, the science-news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), designated its WCSJ sponsorship in support of travel fellowship applicants from China and the Asia-Pacific region to mark the 10th anniversary of EurekAlert! Chinese and the re-launch of the Chinese news portal. The conference is Oct. 26-30 and Altan-Ochir will cover the events for the WCSJ website.
The five EurekAlert!-WCSJ Fellows were among the 72 professional and 22 student fellowship recipients selected independently by the WCSJ fellowship committees out of more than 700 applications from more than 100 nations. The WCSJ travel fellowships enable those who otherwise could not attend the biennial meeting. Special consideration is given to applicants from developing countries or those historically underrepresented at World Conferences.