Ms. Christie Aschwanden - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Ms. Christie Aschwanden

FiveThirtyEight.com Award-winning Journalist

“What Beer and Running Taught Me About Science

Ms. Christie Aschwanden currently covers science issues for the website FiveThirtyEight.com which is dedicated to looking at issues ranging from politics to sports with a statistical eye.  Ms. Aschwanden is based in Colorado and in the past has written for a variety of media outlets including the Washington Post, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and the New York Times.  Further, she has written for more than 60 other publications, including Slate, Discover, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Men’s Journal, Prevention, Reader’s Digest, Skiing and NPR.org. She was a national magazine award finalist in 2011 and received the 2013 Science in Society award for commentary/opinion from the National Association of Science. She was a 2013/2014 Carter Fellow, and she blogs about science at Last Word On Nothing.  On Twitter, she’s @CragCrest.