Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

50th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 50 years of science, science writing and CASW

CASW's leaders and distinguished guests gathered at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2010 for a dinner and panel celebrating the Council's first 50 years of service.

Among those appearing on Miles O'Brien's video recording of the event are:

  • Joann Rodgers, former President of CASW and current member of the Board of Directors
  • Cristine Russell, current CASW President
  • Philip Boffey, New York Times editorial writer and member of the Board (emeritus, 2011), moderating the panel
  • Panelist Carol W. Greider, molecular biologist and biochemist awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009
  • Panelist Jane Lubchenco, environmental scientist and marine biologist who became Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2009
  • Panelist Marcia McNutt, geophysicist who became Director of the U.S. Geological Survey in 2009
  • Panelist Harold E. Varmus, cellular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1989, Director of the National Institutes of Health 1993-1999 and Director of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 2000-10.