New to science writing

The National Association of Science Writers will once again sponsor travel fellowships to the upcoming AAAS meeting for undergraduate students interested in science journalism. As many as 10 students will receive up to $750 in travel expenses to attend AAAS in San Diego, Feb. 18-22, 2010. NASW's education committee will select students to receive the fellowship and will pair each one with a veteran writer for a one-day mentoring program.

The National Association of Science Writers is pleased to announce the 2009 NASW Student Travel Fellowships to AAAS. As many as 10 undergraduate students interested in science journalism will receive up to $750 in travel expenses to attend the 2009 AAAS meeting in Chicago. The meeting will be held from February 12 to 16, 2009. NASW's education committee will select students to receive the fellowship and will pair each one with a veteran writer for a one-day mentorship program.

Thanks to a generous grant from the William T. Golden Endowment Fund at AAAS, the NASW Mentoring Program can offer as many as 10 undergraduate students interested in science journalism up to $1000 in travel expenses to attend the 2008 AAAS meeting in Boston. The meeting will be held from February 14 to 18, 2008. NASW's education committee will select the students independently from AAAS and will pair each one with a veteran writer for a one-day mentorship program.

The NASW Education Committee will again sponsor the annual "Mentoring at AAAS" program in February, and we need your help. The program matches a veteran journalist or public information officer with a novice science writer or a student in a graduate science writing program. For 2006, the program will be offered at the AAAS annual meeting in St. Louis. (Feb. 16-20).