The 56th edition of the New Horizons in Science briefings will be presented in Washington, DC, as part of ScienceWriters2018. Organized in conjunction with the annual meeting and workshops program of the National Association of Science Writers, New Horizons is hosted by the George Washington University. With support from additional sponsors and hosts, GW will offer a menu of tours, field trips, exhibits and hospitality events.
CASW is able to present New Horizons in Science free of charge, thanks to our host institution, the George Washington University. Taking full advantage of its unparalleled location in the heart of Washington, D.C., GW conducts research that both advances discovery and influences policy. Its faculty and students have developed one-of-a-kind research partnerships with the federal government as well as many of the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. As a result, GW’s federal research expenditures have grown more than 50 percent since 2009, and the university has significantly increased investment in its research enterprise. The culmination of this redoubled research focus is GW’s state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot Science & Engineering Hall, the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital. The university is home to leading experts on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS, cybersecurity and autism to robotics, nanotechnology and sustainable ecosystems. GW researchers are generating breakthroughs that will advance human health, expand our understanding of nature and create new technological innovations that will have an impact on millions of lives.