Hot off the Press: Science writing and publishing beyond the journal article!

AWIS DC presents:

Hot off the Press: Science writing and publishing beyond the journal article!

September 20, 2016



Nancy Forbes will discuss her recent book, “Faraday, Maxwell and the Electromagnetic Field:  How Two Men Revolutionized Physics”—why she decided to write it, the story itself and its importance for science and the modern world.  She will explain her experience with the publishing world and give suggestions for getting published, either with articles or books. Finally, she will briefly speak about her involvement with AWIS over the last 30 years and the value she has derived from the organization.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards along! We’ll be raffling off copies of Ms. Forbes books as well as a few other titles!

Networking and appetizers at 6pm. Programming begins at 6:30.

All are welcome!


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Nancy Forbes has worked for over 25 years in the management and analysis of science and technology programs, especially in the military and intelligence community.  She currently works for the National Coordination Office for Networking and IT R&D as a strategist and writer. Her experience includes serving as senior analyst for S&T for the Central Intelligence Agency, evaluation of national IT research programs for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and technical oversight for federal R&D projects, including at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). She “moonlights” as a science writer, having published numerous articles and two books, “Imitation of Life:  How Biology is Inspiring Computing” by MIT Press and most recently, “Faraday, Maxwell and the Electromagnetic Field” for Prometheus Books.  She holds a Bachelors and Master’s degrees in physics from Columbia University and equivalent degrees in Spanish literature from the University of Virginia.