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Congratulations to our 2016 AAAS Undergraduate Travel Fellows

Congratulations to this year's AAAS Undergraduate Travel Fellows. These undergraduate students, representing a diversity of educational institutions across the U.S. and Mexico, were selected by the Education Committee to attend this year's AAAS annual meeting February February 11-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Each fellow will receive $1,000 to subsidize travel to the meeting and will participate in NASW's mentoring program and Internship Fair.

NASW joins Authors Guild in support of change

Authors Guild open letter

Last May, when The Authors Guild launched its Fair Contract Initiative, the NASW board voted to add our name in support. As part of the initiative, last week The Authors Guild published an open letter to members of the Association of American Publishers demanding improved book-author contracts and requesting meetings with publishers to discuss “what publishers can do to ensure this business is fair and profitable for those who create the works that sustain it.” As co-signers of the letter, along with more than two dozen U.S. and foreign author groups, we urge you to learn more about the initiative and share the open letter.

Science in Society Journalism Awards 2016

Entries for the 2016 Science in Society Awards are closed. Winners will be announced in September 2016. Entries for next year's contest open in December 2016. Stay tuned to nasw.org/scienceinsociety.

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ScienceWriters, Fall 2015

Recapping ScienceWriters2015 in Cambridge, Mass.; the winners of NASW's and CASW's annual awards; when to record your freelance income for tax purposes; plus the usual departments, book reviews, and news about NASW members. Full text visible to NASW members only.

Robin Lloyd receives McGurgan Award

Robin Lloyd is this year’s recipient of the Diane McGurgan Service Award. She received a framed certificate and a $500 cash prize for the honor. The announcement was made by NASW President Robin Marantz Henig during this year’s NASW business meeting in Cambridge.

New committee formed to look into the matter of officer credentials

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In response to concerns raised by the PIO committee at the October 9, 2015, Board meeting, followed by a petition presented at the October 10, 2015, annual membership meeting to amend the constitution to change qualifications for the four NASW officer positions, the Board has set up an ad hoc committee to take on a detailed exploration of this weighty issue, come to consensus on recommendations, and write up a report.

Announcing the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists

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CAMBRIDGE, MA (October 10, 2015) — The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, expected to bring more than 1,200 journalists from around the world to San Francisco, has been scheduled for October 26–30, 2017, two U.S. lead organizations announced today.

NASW student programs at AAAS 2016

The National Association of Science Writers will again sponsor several exciting programs for student journalists during the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. All activities require students to be members of NASW by Feb. 1. Online registration for the AAAS Newsroom will open tomorrow at http://meetings.aaas.org/press/ and continue until Jan. 22.

Idea Grant applications due Nov. 4

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In the last five years, the National Association of Science Writers has funded 127 projects worth over $400,000 as part of the Idea Grants program. A new round of Idea Grants is now open. Applications are due Wednesday, November 4. Read more for details.