Meet the 2015 AAAS travel fellows

2015 NASW Travel Fellows to AAAS

2015 NASW Travel Fellows to AAAS, left to right: Anya Gruber, Smith College; Ria Foye, Syracuse University; Caroline Atwood, Williams College; Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Elena Suglia, Brown University; Corey Buhay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Marissa Shieh, Williams College. Not pictured: Rodrigo Pérez-Ortega, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Photo by Ashley Yeager.

Eight talented undergraduate students from across the United States and from Mexico City met in San Jose Feb. 12-16 to report on the 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. These travel fellows were selected by the NASW Education Committee from a competitive set of applicants. The NASW Travel Fellowship covers expenses associated with attending AAAS.

The Education Committee organized an orientation for the travel fellows and assigned them mentors from among NASW's more seasoned members. Each student chose a scientific session at AAAS to cover for publication on the NASW website. For most of the fellows, this represents their first national-level clip.

Fellows also had the opportunity to meet editors from top publications and research institutions during the NASW Internship Fair, which attracted 54 students in all, and 21 recruiters from outlets such as Nature, New Scientist, Science News, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and UC San Francisco.

During the next several days, the travel fellows’ dispatches from the Silicon Valley capital will be posted here.