Bethany Brookshire

Staff Writer, Science News for Students

Bethany Brookshire has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in philosophy from The College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She was a 2019-2020 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award and the Three Quarks Daily Science Writing Award, among others. She writes news and features and several series, including Technically Fiction, Scientists Say and Experiments.

All Stories by Bethany Brookshire

  1. Students invent safer school lock

    With school shootings all-too-frequently in the news, students decided to engineer an improved system to safeguard their classrooms.

  2. Everyone’s a scientist at GeekGirlCon!

    A new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ScienceZone at Seattle’s GeekGirlCon allowed me and other scientists take fun science activities to the people. We also hoped to show there’s no one stereotype of what a scientist looks like.

  3. High school student finds baby dino

    A high school student has found one of the most complete specimens of a baby hadrosaur ever seen. The discovery gives us new ways to look at a famous dinosaur.

  4. From high school prize to Nobel Prize

    Back in high school, Martin Karplus was particularly interested in alcids. This suborder of birds includes puffins and auks. In 1947, he turned this interest into a project so that he could enter the Science Talent Search.

  5. Finding Your Eureka! Moment

    Here's what you, as a student, can get out of the Student Science and Eureka!Lab blogs.

  6. Welcome to Eureka! Lab