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Eleven talented science graduate students and postdoctoral fellows were transformed into science news reporters during ScienceWriters2019 in State College, Pa. Oct. 25-29, 2019, providing journalistic coverage of nearly half of CASW's New Horizons in Science sessions at the conference..

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Planetary scientist Steven W. Squyres, lead scientist for the long-lived Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, was selected by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) to present the... more
Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc), a seasoned science journalist known for both superb narrative writing and breaking news coverage, is the recipient of the 2019 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in... more
David Perlman, CASW Fellow and past president of the Council, has been awarded the 2019 Presidential Citation for Science and Society from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).Perlman, long considered the... more
Five science writers from Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico have been selected to receive Regional Travel Fellowships to attend ScienceWriters2019, the annual conference of U.S. science writers, October 25... more
The winner of the 2019 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Ryan Cross, assistant editor at Chemical & Engineering News.Cross received the award and its $1,... more
In the summer of 2018, Elizabeth Whitman travelled to the Middle East to explore Jordan’s water crisis and to learn how the government is responding. Her story, “A land without water: the scramble to stop... more
(Sep. 24, 2019) Freelance writer and CASW Showcase Managing Editor Shannon Hall is on leave for the next few weeks. She'll be stranded in the Arctic with the largest polar research excursion in history,... more
CASW is pleased to announce the appointment of Seattle-area science writer and editor W. Wayt Gibbs (@WaytGibbs) as director of New Horizons in Science, CASW's annual science briefings for science writers... more
CASW is happy to annouce that two journalists have been awarded travel fellowships to attend New Horizons in Science briefings at ScienceWriters2019.Bobbi Booker (@bobbibooker) is an award-winning... more
Congratulations, WCSJ2019 Travel Fellows! Among the 100 recipients from 53 countries who won travel fellowships to attend WCSJ2019, the 11th World Conference of Science Journalists, was a group of travel... more

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