Scientific Slug is an science and art magazine produced for and by UC Santa Cruz undergraduates. Since 2013, we have produced at least one magazine per year in which we showcase the art, science journalism, and creative writing of UCSC students.
Mission Statement: The mission of Scientific Slug is to showcase scientific research and science education through journalism and creative works. We deeply value diversity, activism, and collaboration throughout the science community, by engaging with a diverse number of communities on campus. What sets Scientific Slug apart is that we are a student-run science magazine and aim to communicate science in a way that is accessible to an audience of scientists and non-scientists alike, in turn fostering an environment where scientific and artistic collaboration can flourish. We hope to provide the opportunity for our members to learn the technical processes of producing a magazine and to improve journalism skills.
Membership (Spring 2022):
Editors: Emma Houle, Emily May, Mikayla Kauinana, Zoe Petroff
Staff Members: Nathan Xu, Archit Tiwari, Gabrielle Cox, Mikayla Kauinana, Emily May, Sam Ross, Raina Ng, Mrunal Sathe, Chelsea Chan, Chelsea Kintz, Daniel Wilby, Dora Rasch, Emma Houle, Jake Beatie, Melody Trujillo, Natalie Bratset, Zoe Petroff
Budget (Spring 2022):
$5277.27 – 1000 Copies of a 42 page magazine, full color, glossy, perfect binding (Community Printers, Inc.)
$100.00 – Pizza for staff during late night editing sessions
Outreach to find new members, apply to funding grants for money to print the magazine, brainstorm with members about possible content and projects for this year’s issue, work on upcoming podcast.
Interview workshop, writing workshop, content presentations, finalize podcast and work meetings.
Edit content and fact-check articles. After text is finalized, the articles and content are formatted in the graphic design workshop. In mid-spring, we publish the magazine by sending files to Community Printers. In late spring, we distribute the magazine across campus and publish online.