Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

New Horizons in Science 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Monday, October 15, 2018

The 56th edition of the New Horizons in Science briefings was presented in Washington, DC, as part of ScienceWriters2018. Organized in conjunction with the annual meeting and workshops program of the National Association of Science Writers, New Horizons was hosted by the George Washington University. With support from additional sponsors and hosts, GW offered a menu of tours, field trips, exhibits, Lunch with a Scientist and hospitality events.

Hosts & Sponsors: 

CASW is able to present New Horizons in Science free of charge, thanks to our host institution, the George Washington University. 

Taking full advantage of its unparalleled location in the heart of Washington, D.C., GW conducts research that both advances discovery and influences policy. Its faculty and students have developed one-of-a-kind research partnerships with the federal government as well as many of the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. As a result, GW’s federal research expenditures have grown more than 50 percent since 2009, and the university has significantly increased investment in its research enterprise.

The culmination of this redoubled research focus is GW’s state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot Science & Engineering Hall, the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital. The university is home to leading experts on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS, cybersecurity and autism to robotics, nanotechnology and sustainable ecosystems. GW researchers are generating breakthroughs that will advance human health, expand our understanding of nature and create new technological innovations that will have an impact on millions of lives. 

GW thanks the additional sponsors who have made the 2018 conference possible.

Diamond Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

GW Office of the Vice President for Research


Gold Sponsors

GW Milken Institute School of Public Health • GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences


Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Impossible Foods


University of Notre Dame National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke SciLine National Science Foundation National Eye INstitute USP
American Association for Cancer Research Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Science Writing University of Maryland Georgetown University Medical Center AAAS EurekAlert! Palladian Partners
NIST | National Institute of Standards and Technology MedImmune GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus MIT Press GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences GW School of Nursing