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SANDSWA_Final-Logo_HorizontalWelcome! The San Diego Science Writers Association (SANDSWA) is a growing group of writers, including staff journalists, freelance journalists, public information officers, students and other science communicators in the region.

We hope you’ll join us for one of our upcoming events, and consider becoming a member to have access to members-only perks like a newsletter (with job postings) and members-only events.

Events

Upcoming events

Join SANDSWA at
Why Storytelling Matters in science: A Talk by Ed Yong

When: February 21, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Scripps Research
Scripps Research Auditorium
10620 John J. Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Cost: Free

All SANDSWA members and non-members are invited to join us at this very special event. Science writer extraordinaire Ed Yong will be in San Diego, giving a talk at Scripps Research. RSVP for the Scripps event, then stick around afterward for an informal happy hour and meet-and-greet with Ed. Seats are filling up fast!

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SANDSWA Members-Only Event:
Tour the Research Vessel Sally Ride

When: March 14, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: 297 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106

Please join SANDSWA as we get a behind-the-scenes tour of the research vessel Sally Ride. Owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the ship has sailed on research missions to the Galapagos, the Gulf of Alaska, and beyond since its inaugural voyage in 2016. Researchers have used the vessel to study topics such as ocean floor geology, underwater acoustics, and climate change. The vessel is home in San Diego in March for maintenance and preparation for 2019 voyages to Sri Lanka, Guam, Taiwan, and Palau.

The tour will be hosted by SANDSWA member Melissa Miller, who has traveled aboard the ship assisting with research projects and writing dispatches. Scripps communications staff will also be available to answer your questions. Email sandswa.info@gmail.com if you are interested in carpooling from the Torrey Pines Mesa area.

IMPORTANT: To board the vessel, you must be a SANDSWA member, have RSVP’d (below), show government-issued ID, and wear close-toed shoes.

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Event Calendar
Other events of interest 

October 30
Science is Political: A GPS Science Policy Fellows Roundtable Event

October 30
TEDxSanDiegoSalon October 2018 with scientist and podcaster Margot Wohl

Past Events

SANDSWA Evening at the Fleet

When: January 3, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park

Join us for a special SANDSWA members-only tour and talk with the Fleet‘s CEO and Marketing Director. We’ll get the inside scoop on the museum’s public outreach efforts and what’s new for 2019. Tour leaves from the entrance by the fountain at 4:30 sharp, so don’t be late! Email sandswa.info@gmail.com if you are interested in carpooling from the Torrey Pines Mesa area.

SANDSWA Holiday Happy Hour

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 AleSmith Court (off Miramar Rd.)
San Diego, CA 92126
Cost: No entry fee, food and drink available for purchase

Inviting all SANDSWA members and non-members to a casual, no-host happy hour. Meet SANDSWA organizers, mingle with fellow science writers and expand your network. Feel free to bring a like-minded friend or colleague. This will be our last event of 2018!

ScienceWriters Meeting Re-Cap (Members Only)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Sad you missed ScienceWriters2018, the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW)? We brought the meeting to you! A few SANDSWA Board members who attended in Washington, D.C. on October 12-16 brought back lots of information, tips and insights into the field of science writing.  Browse our slides for insights on training researchers to communicate, creating science videos, making your writing more inclusive, and more.

Tour and Tasting at White Labs

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm
9495 Candida St.
$10 (non-refundable)

White Labs knows yeast, and we’re going to drop in, learn about their work and quaff a beer or two. You’ll still get the great SANDSWA camaraderie you know and love, plus more science.

White Labs

SANDSWA August Happy Hour

August 15, 2018: 5:30-7:30pm

Inviting all SANDSWA members and non-members to a casual, no-host happy hour. Meet SANDSWA organizers, mingle with fellow science writers and expand your network. Feel free to bring a like-minded friend or colleague. Hope to see you there!

Location: AleSmith Brewing Company

SANDSWA Kick-Off Happy Hour

July 11, 2018: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Farmer & The Seahorse

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