When: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: University of Southern California (USC)
Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
1002 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: $50 (discounted for volunteers & members)
Join us for the 2nd Annual SoCal Science Writing Symposium, organized by the SoCal Science Writers group. This day-long event will feature sessions on science videos, fellowships, investigative reporting, climate change and data journalism, as well as lots of networking opportunities. Email SANDSWA President Ramin Skibba if you’d like to volunteer to invite speakers, co-chair a panel or act as a greeter. Volunteering is a great way to network, and you’ll earn a discount on registration for the event. SANDSWA members will likely take the train together or organize a carpool — stay tuned for details on that.
SANDSWA Book Club
When: June 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Subterranean Coffee Boutique Hillcrest
412 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Book:Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs by David Grimm
RSVP: Email Mike Price
Save the date for more SANDSWA events:
Stone Brewing Tour
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Where: 1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
Palomar Observatory Tour
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Arrive by 9:30 a.m. for tour 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
35899 Canfield Rd.
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
Other events of interest
San Diego 2049: Your Dystopia Has Been Canceled
A talk by Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous and co-founder of io9
April 4, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Robinson Auditorium, UC San Diego
April Happy Hour
When: Tuesday, April 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Ballast Point
9045 Carroll Way (off Miramar Rd.)
San Diego, CA 92121
Cost: No entry fee, food and drinks 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 friend or colleague interested in science communication. No RSVP necessary… just stop by whenever you can!
SANDSWA Book Club
The first meeting of the new SANDSWA Book Club. We discussed Big Chicken by Maryn McKenna, winner of a 2018 Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers. Big thanks to member Ariana Remmel for launching and hosting this new opportunity to learn and connect!
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
SANDSWA members had an exclusive 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 was hosted by SANDSWA member Melissa Miller, who has traveled aboard the ship assisting with research projects and writing dispatches. Scripps communications staff were also on-hand to answer questions.
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
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!
SANDSWA Evening at the Fleet
When: January 3, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
A special SANDSWA members-only tour and talk with the Fleet‘s CEO and Marketing Director. We got the inside scoop on the museum’s public outreach efforts and what’s new for 2019. Read the recap blog post by Xochitl Rojas-Rocha
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.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm
9495 Candida St.
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.
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!
July 11, 2018: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Farmer & The Seahorse