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About the Peggy Girshman Idea Grants

Since its inception in 2010, more than $450,000 has been awarded by NASW's Peggy Girshman Idea Grants program for projects that benefit science writing and its practitioners. Read more to see a list of all the awardees and their exciting science writing projects.

Diane McGurgan Service Award winner

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Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Diane McGurgan Service Award, NASW volunteer Jennifer Cox. The winner was announced by president Laura Helmuth on October 28 at the NASW membership meeting, held during the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017.

SciCommSouth conference in Austin

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Are you living or working in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana? Thanks to an NASW Idea Grant awarded to some of your creative colleagues in Austin, Texas, the first SciCommSouth meetup for writers and communicators in the South Central region will take place in Austin on Jan. 13. Register by Nov. 15 for the early bird rate.

WCSJ2017 is … this week!

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With 1,364 delegates from 70+ countries, the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco is looking to be a great event. Registration has closed, and there are no late or onsite registrations. Follow #wcsj2017 for updates from afar.

NASW student programs at AAAS 2018

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The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) will again sponsor several exciting programs for student journalists during the AAAS meeting, being held next February in Austin.

NASW Internship Fair at AAAS 2018

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NASW student members looking for great internships — or news and science organizations looking for top interns — should plan to attend the 2018 NASW Internship Fair.

Slate announced for mid-term Board election

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The Nominating Committee was asked to present an official slate of three candidates to fill a mid-term vacancy on the NASW Board. Use the "read more" link for details on the candidates and the election process.

Volunteer opportunities, a special welcome, and more

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A special thanks and welcome to NASW's new treasurer, Alexandra Witze. The Board voted to have Alex, a contributing correspondent for Nature and Science News magazines and first elected to the Board last year, fill the mid-term opening in the treasurer position created when former treasurer Robert Frederick departed last month to pursue a political run.

Sept. 6 in NYC: Science, journalism, and democracy

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The current media landscape is a confusing swirl of reality, misinformation, and so-called fake news. Where do we fit into this mess? NASW is collaborating with SWINY and the Rockefeller University to host a one-day conference Sept. 6 in New York City: Science, Journalism, and Democracy: Grappling with a New Reality

SciCommSouth meetup in Austin

SciCommSouth meetup details

Are you living or working in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana? Thanks to an NASW Idea Grant awarded to some of your creative colleagues in Austin, Texas, the first SciCommSouth meetup for writers and communicators in the South Central region will take place in Austin on Jan. 13.