NASW Travel Fellowship for AAAS 2016 Conference in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts, Maine and Mexico City sent stellar students this year as NASW Travel Fellows. So did Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico, as well as North Dakota, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida. The 10 fellows, from a range of geographic, academic and cultural backgrounds, joined each other in the nation’s capital to report on the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, held Feb. 11-15.

Fellows were selected from a competitive nationwide pool of applicants by the NASW Education Committee, which is chaired by Czerne Reid and Ashley Yeager. The NASW Travel Fellowship covers expenses associated with attending AAAS. This year’s fellows are all university seniors, and their majors include biology, English, physics, journalism, mathematics, neuroscience, and environmental studies.

Students chose scientific sessions at AAAS to cover for publication on the NASW website. For many, this is their first national-level clip. Topics include neutrinos, genome editing, dark matter, infectious diseases and the use of drones to study climate change. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack