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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 Washington, D.C., Feb. 17-21, 2011. 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.

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NASW student members looking for great internships, or news and science organizations looking for top-flight interns, should plan to attend the 2010 NASW Internship Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the 2010 AAAS meeting in San Diego in the Marina Ballroom D (3rd Floor, South Tower) of the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.

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.

NASW student members looking for great internships, or news and science organizations looking for top-flight interns, should plan to attend the 2009 NASW Internship Fair. The fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the 2009 AAAS meeting in Chicago at the Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, second floor.

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.