SAVE-THE-DATE: Tour of HHMI's Janelia Research Campus -- Saturday, August 29

DCSWA members are invited to visit Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia. At Janelia, scientists pursue fundamental neuroscience and imaging in an innovative, collaborative atmosphere. Join us for a tour of the facility, including a look at the Instrument Design and Fabrication shop and the Advanced Imaging Center. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with Janelia scientists.
August 29, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
Tour is limited to 15 people.

Full details and registration in early August.


PDD 2015 crowdHighlights from DCSWA's 2015 Professional Development Day 
PDD is DCSWA's biggest event of the year -- a full day of talks, workshops and networking with other science writers and editors.
This year's event took place on March 28 and featured:
  • Plenary talks by the Washington Post's Joel Achenbach and NPR's Christopher Joyce
  • A session all about editing, led by some of the D.C. area's top science editors
  • A panel on funding international reporting projects
  • A discussion about how the press got it right and wrong while covering the Ebola crisis
  • Sessions on book writing, storytelling, animation and freelance finance
  • Appointments with a resume coach
  • A workshop on the art and science of story pitching, leading up to the...
  • Ever-popular pitch slam, featuring the speed-dating format we introduced last year.

Read scintillating session reports from PDD 2015 scholarship recipients!

Enjoy tweets from PDD 2015 at #DCSWA15

Davenport awardMatt Davenport and Elaine Seward Win 2014 DCSWA Newsbrief Award; Honorable mentions to Beth Mole and Mark Zastrow

Washington, D.C.—The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) named a winner and two honorable mentions in the sixth annual DCSWA Newsbrief Award.

For the 2014 award, four science writers judged more than 70 entries, including print, online, audio and multimedia pieces. A video from Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) earned the top prize.

Full information here

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