Joseph W. Piergrossi

Freelance Science Writer & Science Educator

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Boston University, Boston, MA • Master of Science, Science & Medical Journalism (Jan 2013) Coursework includes magazine & feature writing, news writing, science documentary film production, writing and producing for the web

University of Georgia, Athens, GA • Master of Education, Science Education (Aug 2009) State of Georgia Certified Instructor in Biology and General Science, Aug 2008 • Bachelor of Science, Biology; Arts Bachelor, Anthropology (May 2006) Graduated Cum Laude, Spring 2004 Presidential Scholar


Writing Experience

Science Writing Intern, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (May – Aug 2012) Wrote and researched articles for Fermilab Today and symmetry, topics included dark energy, neutrinos, ecology • Helped design a responsive web-based, mobile-enabled map of Fermilab site • Took photographs and edited video for Fermilab publications and web page

Writer, Research Magazine (May – Oct 2006) Wrote and researched articles for alumni and promotional magazine for the University of Georgia, topics included engineering and agricultural innovations

Staff Writer/Stringer for The Red & Black (Apr 2004 – Feb 2005) Reported on the science research beat for the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia • Contributed to election coverage, 2004 • Wrote articles on university policy and several profiles


Teaching and Laboratory Experience

Writing Fellow, Boston University College of Communication (Sep 2011 – Dec 2012) Tutored undergraduate and graduate students in writing

Science Teacher, Monroe Area High School, Monroe, GA (Jul 2008 – May 2011) Classes taught: Biology, Environmental Science, Physics Concepts, Physics

Laboratory Assistant for Dr. Mark Harrison, Food Sciences Department, University of Georgia (May 2005 – May 2006) Prepared media, cultures for graduate students and classes taught by Dr. Harrison; collected data for grad students and lab technicians

Undergraduate Biology Laboratory Internship, University of Georgia (Fall 2005) Helped a graduate assistant teach a lab course in biology for non-majors


Other Skills

Experienced with WordPress, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Avid & Photoshop • Experienced with JVC cameras, TASCAM audio equipment, DSLR Canon 5D & 7D • Experienced with MS Office and iWork suites • Proficient with educational software: SMARTBoards, Inspiration • Proficient in reading & understanding Spanish and Italian • Basic skills in Dutch


References available on request.