Sarah Bates is the media officer for the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Directorate. She has written for the Society for Neuroscience, Discover magazine, The Post-Standard newspaper, among others. Sarah has a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She also has a master’s degree in astronomy from New Mexico State University, as well as an undergraduate degree in physics from Hendrix College.