Thank you

October 26-30, Research Triangle, NC

More than 500 science writers attended ScienceWriters2012. This is an archive of the 2012 meeting website. You can read reports from conference sessions here.

Thank you to the fabulous local organizing team, led by NASW member and Director of Research Communications at Duke University, Karl Bates. This small army of volunteers from across the region ensured that no detail was overlooked and even added a new field trip to accommodate those whose travel was delayed by the hurricane.

It's not too early to mark your calendars for ScienceWriters2013, scheduled for November 1-5 in Gainesville, Florida, and hosted by the University of Florida.

Meeting schedule

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Free, registration required
26Friday11:00 am - 5:00 pmNASW Board Meeting
Location: Raleigh Convention Center- Room 204
11:00 am - 6:00 pmRDU Airport-RTP Headquarters-Marriott ShuttlesF
11:30 am - 5:00 pmRTP Headquarters Open HouseF
11:30 am - 6:00 pmCheck-In
Location: RTP Headquarters
12:00 - 3:00 pmLunch Truck Rodeo
Location: RTP Parking Lot
1:30 - 4:30 pmChapel Hill - University of North Carolina Nanotechnology TourF
1:30 - 4:30 pmDuke University Tour - Research at the Duke Lemur Center F
1:30 - 4:30 pmResearch Triangle Park Tour A - RTI International, Medicago F
1:30 - 4:30 pmResearch Triangle Park Tour B - Medicago, US-EPA F
5:00 - 7:00 pmReception at RTP HeadquartersF
7:00 - 8:30 pmShuttle from RTP Headquarters to Marriott City CenterF
9:00 - 11:00 pmAfterglow
Location: Marriott City Center
27Saturday7:30 - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, Room 306
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7:30 am - 5:30 pmCheck-In
Location: Raleigh Convention Center-3rd Floor Hallway South
8:00 - 9:00 amNASW Business Meeting
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, Room 306
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9:15 - 10:30 amA1) Follow 1500 People on Twitter? Learn to Manage the Information Deluge
Location: Room 301A (All Workshops are in Raleigh Convention Center)
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9:15 - 10:30 amA2) The 2012 Election: Covering Environment, Health, Science & Politics
Location: 301B
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9:15 - 10:30 amA3) Making Book on E-Books: Writing Science Ebooks in the Real World
Location: Room 302B
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9:15 - 10:30 amA4) Surviving Your Mid-Career Crisis
Location: Room 302A
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9:15 - 10:30 amA5) Editor Pitch Slam
Location: Room 302C
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10:30 - 11:00 amMorning Break
Location: Raleigh Convention Center-3rd Floor Hallway South
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB1) As Seen On TV & Heard on Radio: Science Writing Cross Training
Location: Room 302A
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB2) Do PIOs Need Science Journalists Any More?
Location: Room 301A
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB3) Long-form Writing in the Age of Instant Media: Staying Alive While Writing a Book
Location: Room 301B
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11:00 am - 12:15 pmB4) Tools for Tackling Nightmare Documents and Data
Location: Room 302B
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12:15 - 1:45 pmLunch
Location: Raleigh Convention Center- Rooms 305 and 306
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC1) Freelancing is a Business - Tips for New and Experienced Freelancers
Location: Room 301A
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC2) Tackling the Scientific Meeting
Location: Room 301B
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC3) Unearthing Narrative
Location: Room 302A
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1:45 - 3:00 pmC4) Wikipedia: The Best, Most Hated Resource for Science Communicators
Location: Room 302B
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3:00 - 3:45 pmAfternoon Break
Location: Raleigh Convention Center-3rd Floor Hallway South
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD1) Can I See that Before it Runs? Source Influence in Science Writing
Location: Room 301A
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD2) Not Dead Yet: How Science Journalism is Evolving at Traditional News Organizations
Location: Room 301B
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD3) Facebook, Twitter, Rah rah rah - How do You Know When it's Working?
Location: Room 302B
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3:45 - 5:00 pmD4) The Devil’s in the Contract
Location: Room 302A
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6:30 - 10:00 pmAwards Gala
Location: Nature Research Center, 121 W. Jones Street
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28Sunday7:30 - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, Room 305AB
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7:30 am - 12:00 pmCheck-In
Location: Raleigh Convention Center-3rd Floor Hallway South
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8:30 - 9:30 amFinding evolution's footprints in the "regulome"
Location: Room 306ABC
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9:30 - 10:30 amCan fat-derived stem cells rebuild bone and muscle?
Location: Room 301AB
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9:30 - 10:30 amPoverty, health and industrial hog production
Location: Room 302BC
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10:30 - 11:00 amMorning Break
Location: Room 302A
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11:00 am - 12:00 pmEvolution-based genetic pest control
Location: Room 301AB
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11:00 am - 12:00 pmWhat's the universe made of? I. Dark particles and dark stars
Location: Room 302BC
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12:00 - 2:00 pmLunch with a Scientist at NC State University Centennial Campus
Location: Shuttle bus pickup on Salisbury Street, front of Convention Center
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2:00 - 3:00 pmSmart materials to treat uterine fibroids
Location: Room 301AB
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2:00 - 3:00 pmWhat's the universe made of? II. Higgsmania
Location: Room 302BC
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3:00 - 3:30 pmAfternoon Break
Location: Room 302A
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3:30 - 4:30 pmCognitive aging: using games to explore strategies to keep brains healthy
Location: Room 301AB
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3:30 - 4:30 pmSystems, sustainability and how we do (and talk about) science
Location: Room 302BC
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4:30 - 5:30 pmPredicting and understanding the 2012 election with the social web
Location: Room 306ABC
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6:30 - 11:00 pmSCONC Hallowe'en Party
Location: The Oxford at 319 Fayetteville Street
29Monday7:30 - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
Location: Room 301AB
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8:30 - 10:30 amNew energy sources I: Solar fuels
Location: Room 305AB
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8:30 - 10:30 amNew energy sources II: Microbial fuel cells
Location: Room 305AB
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8:30 - 10:30 amNew vaccines I: Synthetic biology and the fight against pathogens
Location: Room 306ABC
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8:30 - 10:30 amNew vaccines II: Delivering oral immunization in a soybean
Location: Room 306ABC
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10:30 - 11:00 amMorning Break
Location: Room 301AB
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11:00 am - 12:00 pmFrom Mauritania to Mars: Earth scientists invade the red planet
Location: Room 306ABC
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12:00 - 1:00 pmOne Medicine: how dogs are accelerating human cancer research
Location: Room 306ABC
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12:00 - 1:00 pmTo make new nanotherapeutics, just press PRINT
Location: Room 305AB
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1:00 - 2:00 pmBuffet Luncheon and Chemistry Demo
Location: Room 301AB
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2:00 - 2:50 pmMelding mind and machine: robotic limbs controlled by thought
Location: Room 306ABC
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2:50 - 3:30 pmAir pollution, brain development and behavior
Location: Room 306ABC
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3:30 - 3:40 pmAfternoon Break
Location: Room 301AB
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3:40 - 4:30 pmHow lives unfold: the childhood roots of adult health and life success
Location: Room 306ABC
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4:30 - 5:30 pmDark energy, zombie stars and how robots control the future of astronomy
Location: Room 306ABC
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6:30 - 11:00 pmRestaurant crawl or dinner on your own
30Tuesday7:30 am - 4:00 pmPiedmont Tour
Location: Depart from Marriott
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7:30 am - 12:00 pmOvernight Tour: Coastal and Marine Science
Location: Depart from Marriott
8:00 am - 12:00 pmTriangle Tour - Smart Energy (Half-Day)
Location: Depart from Marriott
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8:00 am - 5:00 pmTriangle Tour- Vaccines, Plants and Biotech (Half-day and Whole-day)
Location: Depart from Marriott


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