Sid is a freelance science writer based in Crossville, Tenn. He specializes in earth sciences and paleontology but often tackles topics such as astronomy, planetary sciences, materials sciences and engineering. Sid has a bachelors’ degree in Natural Science from Christian Brothers College (Memphis, Tenn.), bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a masters’ degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
In 2009, Sid won the Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences from the American Meteorological Society. And in 2002, he was co-winner of the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division’s Award for Popular Writing on Solar Physics. Sid’s writing also appears in Nature, Scientific American, Science News and Science News for Kids. He often appears on The John Batchelor Show, a syndicated radio program, to discuss the research he has written about.