Ben Panko

Science writer



Ben Panko

Hello, I write about science.

I'm currently a science writer for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Previously, I was a Digital Science Writer for Smithsonian magazine, where I specialize in environmental, biological and medical topics. Before that, I reported on those topics at Science magazine, and I wrote about on nuclear energy policy and other science and political issues for Environment & Energy Publishing.

I'm a native of Richmond, Virginia, where I graduated in 2014 from the University of Richmond. There I worked in university communications and served as an editor on my campus newspaper and magazine.

I am a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and previously served on the board of the D.C. Science Writers Association. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exploring, meditation, and listening to podcasts.


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