ABSW Key News/Dates
Joint Summer Social ABSW/Stempra/MJA - 15 August 2017 - London
Free trip for editors to Canada's science writing conference - apply by 15 August 2017
ABSW tour of the Francis Crick Institute, London - 30 August 2017
ABSW Event: Exclusives and how to get them, London - 5 September 2017
ABSW Event: Events and services for tech and engineering writers, London - 5 September 2017
ABSW one day media law training - 25 September 2017 - London
World Conference of Science Journalists - 26-30 October 2017 - San Francisco
ABSW Awards 2017
Finalists, ABSW Awards 2017 announced, Wed May 10, 2017
Winners, ABSW Awards 2017 announced. Thu May 25, 2017
The awards are supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Although science writing is in our name, the ABSW also represents tech and engineering journalists and writers. We’d like to address this portion of our membership more actively by tweaking some of our existing activities and/or creating new ones. This meeting is intended to identify what the differences are in the interests of the existing tech/engineering membership (and the many potential members out there), use them to form some specific proposals, and prioritise these for the main ABSW Board.
This event is open to all not just ABSW members.
6-8pm, Tuesday 5 September, UCL Main Campus
Who doesn't want to land the big scoops? Those stories that really matter, the stories that people in power don't want told and your competitors will give their back teeth to get ahead of you. But how do you find and report out a big exclusive? Come along to ABSW's next evening event and learn from some of the best how they found and developed big stories that made an impact.
We have two seasoned reporters, one winner and one finalist for the best investigative journalism award at the ABSW Science Writers Awards for Britain and Ireland 2017, ready to talk to you about how they found their exclusives and what made them so valuable to report. This panel discussion will be followed with an open Q&A session and a trip to the pub after.
ABSW guided tour of the new Francis Crick Institute in London
ABSW members are invited to a free press trip of the major new biomedical research institute, which opened recently in London – the Francis Crick Institute.
This will include a guided tour as well as the opportunity to meet a couple of scientists and talk about research being conducted at the institute.
The trip is scheduled for 10 am on 30 August 2017.
The Scholarships are now closed to entry - we hope to inform individuals of their success or otherwise at early on in the week beginning Mon 26 June
The Association of British Science Writers is pleased to offer a limited number of free student places to the ABSW Science Journalism Summer School on Wednesday 5 July 2017 at The Wellcome Trust, London. To apply you must currently be in full time education within the UK.
Closing date for entries is noon on Friday 23 June 2017.
The scholarship covers your registration fee and pre-agreed travel and accommodation costs only. If you are eligible, you will also receive one year's student membership of the Association of British Science Writers.
If you have already registered and paid for the Summer School and/or already paid for student membership of the ABSW you may still apply for the scholarship and this sum will be refunded to you if you receive a scholarship.
If you are not successful but still wish to attend the Summer School a place will automatically have been held for you so you do not lose out on a place at the Summer School by applying for the scholarship.
The scholarships are possible due to support from Taylor & Francis Group.
Outside the Research Lab Volume 1: Physics in the arts, architecture, and design by Sharon Ann Holgate
Published by Morgan & Claypool as part of IOP Concise Physics, 2017
This book is a testament to the fact that the physics taught to high school and university students IS used in the real world. It is a fascinating insight into the use of physics and technology in the arts, architecture, and design. Outside the Research Lab is a path to discovering how professionals from different sectors – including sculpture, music, TV sound recording, and shoe design – use physics to help them in their work. Stunning images throughout the book and clear, understandable writing are supplemented by offset detail boxes which take the physics concepts to higher levels.