ScienceWriters2019

   NASW workshop       CASW New Horizons in Science       Hosted event, trip or tour   

W  Part of NASW workshops ($)    F  New Horizons or hosted (free)    $  Separate fee required ($)   
25Friday12:00-6:00 pmCheck-in
Location: Lobby, Nittany Lion Inn
1:00-5:00 pm#SciWriUnited: A regional sciwri groups congress
Location: Board Room #1, Nittany Lion Inn
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1:00-5:00 pmPre-conference workshop: Digital map making for science journalists
Location: Penn State Room, Nittany Lion Inn
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5:00-8:00 pmWelcome reception
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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8:00-9:30 pmDiversity mixer
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
26Saturday7:00-7:30 amMeet and greet for newcomers and students
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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7:00 am-6:30 pmCheck-in
Location: Lobby, Nittany Lion Inn
7:30-8:15 amAnnual NASW membership meeting and continental breakfast
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
8:30-10:00 amHow can we solve the diversity dearth in U.S. science writing?
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:00-10:30 amMorning coffee break
Location: Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:30-11:45 amOf mice and media: Rethinking how we cover basic science
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:30-11:45 amPowerPitch 2019
Location: Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:30-11:45 amScience, not stigma: Navigating empowering language
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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11:45 am-1:45 pmAnnual ScienceWriters awards luncheon
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
$
1:45-3:00 pm#SciWriMentoring
Location: Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn
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1:45-3:00 pmBeyond the press release: New ways to get your research story out
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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1:45-3:00 pmData security in an anti-science climate
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:00-3:30 pmAfternoon break
Location: Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:30-4:45 pmFour improv tools for better storytelling
Location: Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:30-4:45 pmFull disclosure: Reporting on scientists' conflicts of interest
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:30-4:45 pmIn the balance: Cobbling together a freelance career
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:30-4:45 pmNot just white men in lab coats: Tools for scicomm inclusion
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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5:00-6:30 pmCOI revisited: What have we learned?
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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5:00-6:30 pmItching to travel: The nuts and bolts of the coveted reporting trip
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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5:00-6:30 pmScience writer for hire: A freelancer-editor-PIO meet-and-greet
Location: Faculty Staff Club, Nittany Lion Inn
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8:00-10:00 pmFilm Screening: Human Nature
Location: Thomas Auditorium, Thomas Building, Penn State Campus
W
27Sunday7:30-9:15 amContinental breakfast
Location: Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn
F
8:45-10:00 amA call for radically new tactics on the evolutionary battlefield of medicine
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:00-11:00 amAn upside-down "lab rat" for studying coral reef ecology
Location: Alumni Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:00-11:00 amCuring disease with cellular circuits
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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11:00-11:20 amBreak
Location: Alumni Lobby, Nittany Lion Inn
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11:00 am-1:00 pmCeramics studio tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
F
11:00 am-1:00 pmRadiation Science and Engineering Center (Breazeale Nuclear Reactor) tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to board transportation to location.
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11:20 am-12:30 pmNew data and new ideas about the Big Bang and black holes
Location: Alumni Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn
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11:20 am-12:30 pmScience + Science Writing: Going there: Tackling genetics and racism
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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12:30-2:00 pmLunch with a Scientist
Location: Nittany Lion Inn
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2:00-3:10 pmPatrusky Lecture: Spirit and Opportunity: The Mars Exploration Rover Project
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:10-3:30 pmBreak
Location: Alumni Lobby, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:30-4:30 pmIs Antarctica's ice collapsing? An update on the science behind rising seas
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:30-4:30 pmSmart textiles: Transforming our relationship with the space around us
Location: Alumni Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn
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4:30-5:30 pmA report from the front lines of multimessenger astronomy
Location: Alumni Ballroom DE, Nittany Lion Inn
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4:30-5:30 pmThe end of statistical significance
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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7:00-9:00 pmCelebration
Location: Alumni Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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28Monday7:30-9:00 amContinental breakfast
Location: Atrium, Nittany Lion Inn
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8:30-9:30 amScience + Science Writing: The #CRISPRtwins story
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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8:30-10:30 amMetabolomics Facility tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
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9:30-10:30 amA troubled planet warms to solar geoengineering
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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9:30-10:30 amSETI: Bringing a neglected field of astronomy in from the cold
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:30-10:50 amBreak
Location: Alumni Lobby, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:30 am-12:30 pmAstronomy Rocket Lab tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
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10:30 am-12:30 pmSensory Evaluation Center tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
$
10:50-11:50 amA new fungus stalks the amphibian world
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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10:50-11:50 amWhat changes in primate brains can tell us about ours
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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11:50 am-12:50 pmLunch and Learn: New frontiers in science journalism at the AP and The Atlantic
Location: Alumni Ballroom ABC, Nittany Lion Inn
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12:50-1:50 pmScience + Science Writing: When ideology or special interests hijack science topics
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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12:50-1:50 pmUsing physics to root out error and bias
Location: Assembly, Nittany Lion Inn
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1:00-3:00 pmCSL Behring Fermentation Facility tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
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1:00-3:00 pmStuckeman Center for Design Computing tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
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1:50-2:50 pmClearing the air on global climate and greenhouse gases
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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2:50-3:10 pmBreak
Location: Alumni Lobby, Nittany Lion Inn
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3:00-5:00 pmImmersive Construction (ICon) Lab tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to walk to location.
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3:00-5:00 pmMaterials Research Institute Nanofabrication Laboratory tour
Location: The Penn State Materials Research Institute Nanofabrication Laboratory
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3:10-4:10 pmFood security and climate: Attacking problems at the roots
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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4:10-5:00 pmWhy do we fall for fake news, and what can be done about it?
Location: Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn
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29Tuesday8:00 am-12:00 pmShale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) field trip
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to board transportation to location.
$
9:00 am-1:00 pmCow to Cone field trip
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to board transportation to location.
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9:00 am-3:30 pmActive Marcellus Shale drilling pad field trip
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to board transportation to location.
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1:00-5:00 pmInsectary field trip
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to board transportation to location.
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1:15-3:45 pm AccuWeather tour
Location: Meet Penn State rep in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to board transportation to location.
$