Pam Frost Gorder

Assistant director of research and innovation communications

Principally, Pam writes news releases and feature stories about research in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, math, and statistics) and the College of Engineering. She takes a broad interest in technology research, and is the primary communications contact for university technologies that have been patented or are available for license. She also occasionally writes about research in the social sciences, biological sciences, or business when the research involves technology. Finally, she helps develop Research Communications’ ever-evolving strategy for managing electronic information, so she is always looking for new ways to use the Internet for tracking publications by Ohio State Faculty, and for tracking the media hits that result from our news releases. You’ll see her byline in onCampus, the faculty and staff newspaper, and other publications around campus that reprint her stories. Pam is an active freelance writer: her work has appeared in The Sciences, the magazine for the New York Academy of Sciences; Science World, a Scholastic, Inc., classroom magazine for junior-high students, and 21st C: The World of Research at Columbia University. Most recently, she has written features for various scientific societies — including the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — and for the magazine New Scientist. Before joining the Ohio State staff in 1996, she editedAdvanced Manufacturing Technology, a news service and monthly magazine about licensable technologies in manufacturing engineering. She graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in physics with emphasis on astronomy in 1993, and in 1995, received an M.A. from New York University's Science and Environmental Reporting Program, the first program of its kind in the country. She’s a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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