SciLine, a journalism program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is hosting a free boot camp for journalists at University of Maryland, Baltimore County from March 19 - 21, 2020.

"Covering the Evidence: Adolescent Health" is an all-expenses-paid boot camp designed to deepen journalists’ knowledge of adolescent health and behavior issues, while also building communication skills among scientists conducting related research and fostering trust and understanding between these two professional groups. In addition to joint activities with scientists, journalists will get up to speed on the science behind newsworthy issues facing today’s teens.

Vaping and health: How e-cigarette use affects the health of young people, including insights about physical health effects, addiction, and uptake of traditional smoking.

Screens and social media: How technology and social media influence teens’ physical, psychological, and behavioral wellness.

Mental health disparities: The socioeconomic factors, access issues, and race and gender-based disparities that affect adolescent mental health outcomes.

Education equity: Current research on how teens learn, the social determinants of academic success, and the drivers of achievement gaps.

Applications must be received by January 6, 2020.