Past events

May 2022: Happy hour with scientists

We chatted about interspecies disease transmission — COVID hopping species! What bird flu means for backyard chicken owners! — with two veterinarian researchers from Colorado State University.).


April 2022: How to tell science stories through audio

Rae Ellen Bichell (Kaiser Health News) moderated a discussion on audio storytelling with Kristine de Leon (the Oregonian), Luke Runyon (CU Boulder), and Maddie Sofia (formerly of NPR's Short Wave).

February 2022: Mixer

We held a virtual mixer in Gathertown with the DC Science Writers Association.

February 2022: How to pitch

Stephanie Daniel (KUNC) moderated a panel on pitching skills with Kylie Mohr (High Country News), Jane Palmer (freelance), and Erik Vance (New York Times).

December 2021

Holiday party, with trivia hosted by Ann Marie Awad!

October 2021

Virtual meet-up at the national ScienceWriters conference.

September 2021: How to find your best science story

David Baron (freelance) moderated a discussion with ​Michael Booth (Colorado Sun), Esther Honig (freelance), and Jessica Kutz (High Country News).

August 2021: Happy hour at Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado

June 2021: Early-career panel

Tips on getting into science writing from Ali Branscombe (NCAR), Erin Broberg (Sanford Lab), and Jeremy Rehm (JHUAPL).

May 2021: Science & art

Ecologist, artist and founder of the Art.Science.Gallery Hayley Gillespie discussed her work, followed by group networking and social time.

February 2021: Running a business

​A panel discussion on the nuts and bolts of running a science writing business, featuring freelancers Christie Aschwanden, Ula Chrobak, and Catherine Dold.

December 2020: First-ever holiday party

CU Boulder researcher Sarah Crump discussed her work on alpine lakes, followed by smaller group networking and social time.

November 2020: How to write a book

With insights from Rocky Mountain authors Riley Black, Laura Paskus, and Sarah Scoles.

October 2020: ScienceWriters meeting debrief

NASW secretary (and freelancer) Kendall Powell and CU Boulder's (and freelancer) Hillary Rosner discussed their biggest takeaways from the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers.

September 2020: Meet-and-greet

An informal social hour to launch the Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains.