About ScienceWriters2018

About ScienceWriters2018

The annual ScienceWriters meeting is a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. A mix of professional development workshops, briefings on the latest scientific research, extensive networking opportunities, and field trips, it is a meeting for science writers, by science writers, with content to appeal to both the newest writers and seasoned professionals. The location varies each year based on the host institution, providing access to science writers in all parts of the United States.

The George Washington University welcomes ScienceWriters2018 to Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University (GW) serves as an intellectual hub in the nation's capital by generating knowledge that fosters innovation, influences policy and serves the public good in all fields of learning. As GW further grows as a comprehensive, global research university, it is sustaining its excellence in key disciplines while expanding its efforts in STEM-related fields. To support its increasing research capabilities, in 2015 GW opened Science & Engineering Hall, a 500,000-square-foot facility that houses lab and classroom space for faculty and thousands of students across a range of disciplines.

GW's faculty and students also benefit from the university's unparalleled location, and have developed one-of-a-kind research opportunities with many scientific and technical organizations. For example, researchers in GW's Anthropology and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments benefit from partnerships with the Smithsonian institution, while scientists at our School of Medicine and Health Sciences have partnered with Children's National Medical Center to form a Clinical and Translational Science Institute supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Additionally, GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health is conducting a study on hurricane mortality in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. These are just a few projects at the forefront of research that is producing new knowledge and helping to reshape our understanding of the world.


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Diamond sponsor

Amgen logo

Platinum sponsor

GW Office of the Vice President for Research

Gold sponsors

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

GW Milken Institute School of Public Health

GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Silver sponsor

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Bronze sponsor

Impossible Foods


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NIST | National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Eye Institute

University of Notre Dame     Palladian Partners

 NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke     


 MedImmune     SciLine 

USP JHU Science Writing

MIT Press      Georgetown University Medical Center   National Science Foundation  

GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus
GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
GW School of Nursing

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