Richard Stone

Work History
July 2005 –
Asia News Editors, Science Magazine
Assign and edit articles on Asian science, with a focus on China; manage staff writes in Japan and India and freelancers across the continent.
Sept 2004 –
July 2005
Visiting Scholar, Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
As a Fulbright Scholar, lectured at Kazakh National University and researched the legacy of the Semipalatinsk test range in northern Kazakhstan.
2003 – 2004Visiting Writer in Science, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Lectured on science and environmental journalism and ran a writing workshop at the University of Cambridge in England.
2000 – 2004European News Editor, Science Magazine
Assigned and edited articles on European science; managed staff writers across the continent; wrote on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Russia, specializing in nonproliferation of nuclear and biological weapons.
1997 – 2000Deputy News Editor, Science Magazine
Assigned and edited articles on environmental and behavioral sciences; wrote on the former Soviet Union; managed ScienceNOW, a daily Web news service.
1995 – 1996Lecturer, Rostov State University, Russia
As a Fulbright Scholar, taught science and environmental journalism. Edited a student newspaper on environmental issues in southwestern Russia.
1991 – 1995Writer, Science Magazine
Covered environmental science and biotechnology; edited ScienceScope, a weekly column of science policy news briefs.


1991M.S., science communication, University of California, Santa Cruz
1998B.S., biology, Cornell University


2004 – 2005Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
2004 – 2005Fulbright Scholar, Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2002American Institute of Biological Sciences’ Science Writing Award
2001Pan American Health Organization’s International Journalism Award
2001Walter Sullivan Science Writing Award from the American Geophysical Union
1997Arthur Burns Fellowship at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany
1995Evert Clark Award for Science Journalism
1994Woods Hole Marine Biology fellowship to study molecular biology and to visit the Toolik Lake long-ecological research site in northern Alaska