DCSWA Happy Hour -- Wednesday, September 2
Join fellow science writers for cocktails and truffle fries at DC's finest tiki bar!
WHEN AND WHERE: Weds 9/2, 6 to 8 pm at Firefly, 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Comedy night with Sammy Obeid (Conan, Last Comic Standing, America's Got Talent)-- Sunday, September 13
Science Comedy night is back with a stellar lineup including headliner Sammy Obeid who has appeared on TBS's Conan and NBC's Last Comic Standing and America's Got Talent. He also holds the world record for most consecutive days of performing comedy with a 1,001 day streak. Buy your tickets early!
Date: September 13th
Doors: 6:30pm; Show: 7:30pm
Location: Bier Baron Tavern
Early bird tickets until 9/11: $10
More information or email email@example.com
Registration open for "Understanding Your Digital SLR camera" -- Tuesday, September 15
This workshop -- the first in a new DCSWA workshop series that focuses on developing different skills -- will help you understand your digital SLR camera so that you can shoot more creatively. These cameras have an excess of features and buttons, and the goal is for you to concentrate on the useful features and ignore the rest. At the end of this workshop, you will know how to focus selectively, get a good exposure and control your depth-of-field.
Please bring your digital SLR camera with you to the workshop. If your camera is a digital camera and it takes interchangeable lenses, it is probably a digital SLR.
Date: Tuesday, September 15th from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Place: American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Cost: $5 for refreshments
Workshop leader: Rich Press, photographer at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org; instructions for payment will be sent in confirmation email
Thanks to the American Chemical Society for hosting this particular workshop. If you're interested in having a workshop at your place of work or have a workshop idea, email email@example.com.
*** Future professional development workshops will take place on the third Tuesday of each month. ***
Save the dates:
Wednesday, September 30: Field trip to Patuxent Wildlife Refuge -- bird banding, whooping cranes and a veterinary hospital!
Tuesday, October 6: the next DC Science Cafe event. Learn all about science in Iran during the sanctions era and what might happen if those sanctions lift. Details to come. Questions? Email Ivan Amato at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 17: Geology field trip with Callan Bentley at Billy Goat Trail
Saturday, February 13, 2016: AAAS 2016 science writers party!
Saturday, April 2, 2016: Professional Development Day
Further details coming soon!
Highlights 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:
Read scintillating session reports from PDD 2015 scholarship recipients!
Enjoy tweets from PDD 2015 at #DCSWA15
Matt 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.
All content copyright DCSWA, 2015.