New Horizons in Science

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Newsroom 2016



Sketch of New Horizons 2016 by Rob FrederickThe New Horizons Newsroom presents coverage of CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings by student writers and New Horizons Traveling Fellows. The Newsroom was launched with the 2013 conference.

This page presents stories written by Nancy Averett, Amy Mayer and Jacob Roberts, CASW-supported Traveling Fellows attending the 2016 presentation of New Horizons in Science, which took place at the Omni La Mansión del Rio in San Antonio, Texas as part of the ScienceWriters2016 conference. 

Sketch by Rob Frederick, @TheConjectural

Newsroom 2016

When scientists actually listen to public environmental health concerns

by Nancy Averett | When LeeAnne Walters first brought samples of the brown water coming out of her tap to a public meeting in Flint, Mich., the city’s emergency manager, Jerry Ambrose, called her a... more

Creating creativity: Artificial intelligence in San Antonio

by Jacob Roberts | Skynet. HAL 9000. Cylons. (Battlestar Galactica, anyone?) All of these robots are part of science fiction stories in which they rebel against humanity and cause death and... more

Citizens, science and writers

by Amy Mayer | LeeAnne Walters had three words of advice when a science writer asked how to tell stories that will capture the audience’s attention: “Find a mom.”Walters had struggled to get the... more

A science writer goes to a conference

Jacob Roberts was inspired by Mark Riedl's talk on creativity and artificial intelligence at the 2016 edition of the New Horizons in Science briefing to create a lighthearted simulation of a freelancer's... more

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