Happy hour with the AAAS Media Fellows -- Tuesday, June 2

Participate in an annual tradition and mingle with the AAAS mass media fellows before they fan out to media outlets around the country. Did we mention free appetizers for DCSWA members?

Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 -- 8:00 pm

Vapiano Chinatown, 623-625 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

More info: socialchair@dcswa.org

DCSWA tour of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) -- Saturday, June 13


Take a canoe trip and find out what SERC ecologists are learning about the future of our coasts. The day will include a trip through the Global Change Research Marsh, a visit to the new Mathias Lab, and presentations by SERC scientists, including director Tuck Hines.

More information and registration coming soon.



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

See the full agenda for PDD 2015

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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