San Diego is a science town. You know the players: universities, research institutes, biotechs, medtechs, just plain techs. There are lots of people writing about science, and probably an equal number who think that would be a pretty cool career but haven’t taken the plunge.
So, we have recreated the San Diego Science Writers Association (SANDSWA) to invigorate our science writing community. We are journalists, biotech writers, public information officers, students, teachers…It’s a long list.
We envision an organization where science writers at all levels can meet, tell stories, voice frustrations, share tips and just basically talk shop. We’re not persnickety about who joins. You won’t have to present a bylined article or a blood sample or anything. If you’re looking to break into the industry (we see you, postdocs), we can point you towards classes, offer some advice and perhaps give you a guest blogging opportunity. If you’re an established writer, or just like talking about science, we’re happy to chat.
Right now, we’re nailing down our nonprofit status and developing a road map for the next couple of years. If you have suggestions or would like to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.
But first, let’s meet in real life. We’re holding a no-host happy hour at the Farmer & The Seahorse on July 11 at 5:30. Come join us to enjoy a couple of cocktails and talk science.