science writer

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CASEY RENTZ

caseyrentz at gmail.com

+ OBJECTIVE

To uncover stories behind scientific discoveries and showcase gems of knowledge in a way that reveals something unique about the process of human progress.

 

+ EXPERIENCE

Freelance science writer

May 2009--present

 

Informed by Nature, non-profit

Associate Director, Communications

January 2008—present

 

WonderHowto.com

Daily science columnist

February 2011—2012

 

Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits

Monthly newsletter columnist

January 2010—March 2011

 

The Skeleton News

Monthly science columnist

2005-2006

 

The Green Box: Science Quarterly  

Independent science comic/zine editor, writer  

2005-2006

 

University of Tennessee

Undergraduate Research Assistant  

Sept 2002--Jan 2005  

Wilhelm Microbial Ecology Laboratory

 

University of Montana

Undergraduate Research Assistant  

January 2002-May 2002  

Lodmell Biochemistry Laboratory

 

Small Town Crisis Radio show, WUTK 90.3FM, 2004

 

Red Shift Hour Radio show, KFAR 90.9FM, 2004

 

+ EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Science Journalism

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Graduated May 2009

 

Bachelors of Science in Microbiology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Graduated May 2005

 

+ SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"How to Stop a Hurricane" article at Scientific American.com, included in Best Science Writing Online 2012 book series

 

"When Sculpting with Data, Does Vagueness Make Art?" review at New Scientist.com

 

"Students Build a Racecar" feature article at USC Viterbi website

 

"A Look at Science in Ridley Scott's Prometheus" radio commentator appearance on the Madeline Brand Show, KPCC 89.3

 

"Morphonano" review at New Scientist.com

 

"Q&A with Alan Alda on Marie Curie" article at Smithsonian.com

 

"A Life Full of Passion that Led to Two Nobel Prizes" review at New Scientist.com

 

"How to Get Rid of All That Space Junk" article at Huffington Post

 

"Fiddling With Fibreglass" article in New Scientist magazine and at New Scientist.com

 

"Book Review: Written in Stone" article at the Guardian.com, guest blog

 

"Embarrassment is Attractive?" Sandra Tsing Loh Radio Program, Caltech, aired August 2009

 

Ashley D. Frazier, Janet M. Rowe, Casey A. Rentz. 2006. Bacterial Lysis of Aureococcus Anophagefferens CCMP 1784(Pelageophycae) Journal of Phycology

 

Jean-Marc Lanchy, Casey A. Rentz, John D. Ivanovitch, and J. Stephen Lodmell. 2003.Elements Located Upstream and Downstream of the Major Splice Donor Site Influence the Ability of HIV-2 Leader RNA To Dimerize in Vitro. Biochemistry 42:2634 - 2642. 

 

+ ACTIVITIES

LA County Museum of Art

Artist, ‘from here to here’ performance

November 2008

 

Machine Project

Maker space/art gallery intern

July 2007--January 2008

 

NASW, AHCJ, SSP, JAWS member

 

+ REFERENCES

K.C. Cole  

University of Southern California, professor

ASC 121C

kccole@usc.edu

 

Mark Allen  

Machine Project, gallery owner

1200 D. N. Alvarado St.

Los Angeles, CA

m@machineproject.com