Randy Wedin, operating as Wedin Communications, provides communication services that bridge the gap between the worlds of science, business, government, and the public in areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, sustainability, smart grid, and science education.  My goal is to build a better understanding of the benefits and risks of science and technology that will result in wise choices by both scientists and the general public.

For the past three years, I've been a contractor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), serving as the science writer for the Smart Grid program. I've been writing articles, newsletters, media releases, and web content--all related to the modernization of the electric power grid. For a sample of my work, please visit any of the pages on the NIST Smart Grid website, such as the following:

In addition to straightforward science journalism articles, I also write creative nonfiction essays relating science to everyday life.

Recent publications -- creative nonfiction essays:


As the world of publishing moves from print to electronic, so am I. I've recently become involved in several blogs. I've been a guest blogger on parenting issues at the "Mother Lode" blog at the New York Times, and I've also been a guest blogger on chemistry careers issue at the American Chemical Society's Careers blog.

And, I've started my own blog, "The Alchemist in the Minivan." Please visit and comment.

Recent publications -- science writing articles: