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Seminar: Learning about Science Writing. May 15, 2010

An all-day seminar, Science Writing: From Eureka Moment to Digital Publishing, will be held at the Smithsonian Institution, May 15, 2010. From cells to stars, from evolution to swine flu, writing about diverse and complex scientific topics is an engaging, challenging endeavor requiring special skills. The seminar presenters discuss how to find ideas, develop essential skills, and thrive in the digital age. Cost: $85 Smithsonian members, $75 senior members, $120, general public.

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Essay Competition: DuPont Challenge

The DuPont Challenge© Science Essay Competition invites students grades 7 – 12 to write a 700- to 1,000-word essay about a scientific discovery, theory, event or technological application. Winners receive savings bonds up to $5,000 and an expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center. The program also rewards the contributions of the winning students’ teachers with accompanying trips, $500 education grants, and sponsorship to attend the 2011 NSTA National Conference on Science Education in San Francisco. Submission deadline: January 31, 2010

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