Enter the DCSWA Newsbrief Award for Short Science Writing!

Did you or someone you know write or produce an exceptional print, online, audio, or video piece this year? If so, submit it—at no cost!—for a chance to win the 2014 DCSWA Newsbrief Award and $500.

Members of DCSWA can enter their own work, or others can nominate it.

Learn more about the award

Submit an entry to the DCSWA Newsbrief Award

ion trapTour the Joint Quantum Institute with DCSWA

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1 - 4 pm at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute, a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, are using quantum physics to develop new technology that could change our world. On this tour we will visit labs where quantum information scientist seek to gain unprecedented control over matter at the atomic scale. The tour will also include talks on quantum information science and time for Q&A.

More information about the tour

This tour is open to DCSWA members only. To register, email DCSWA Vice President Gabe Popkin at vicepres@dcswa.org

A DC Science Café Event:

Engineering Ethics and Our Love/Hate
Relationship with Technology


Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Busboys and Poets' 5th and K St NW location in Washington, DC.

Join a discussion about the dynamic between engineering and technology and their social outcomes with with Daniel Sarewitz, Taft Broome, and Bill Kelly — three inside observers of how engineering changes our world.


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SAVE THE DATE: DCSWA's annual Professional Development Day will be March 28, 2015

This is our biggest event of the year -- a full day of talks, workshops and networking with other science writers and editors. There will be sessions on pitching stories, upping your editing game, international science reporting, ebook writing, freelance finance, multimedia and more. Plenary talks by Washington Post's Joel Achenbach and NPR's Christopher Joyce. And of course the ever-popular pitch slam. More information and registration coming soon stay tuned!

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