Virtual Tour of the Arnold Arboretum

Join your fellow New England Science Writers for a guided VIRTUAL spring tour of the Arnold Arboretum on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, from 1-2pm. An Arboretum docent will be our guide for 45 minutes, with an extra 15 for questions. Space is limited to 50 “walkers,” so check your email for a message from New England Science Writers to RSVP.

The Science of Chocolate

On June 25, 2020, chocolate aficionado Michael Cima, professor of materials science and engineering at MIT, will give a virtual talk on the chemistry and materials science behind the making of chocolate. Cima will also draw scientific parallels between the manufacture of beer, wine, spirits and chocolate.

The MIT Club of Boston is generously opening this event to New England Science Writers. There will also be a chocolate taste-along. There is no charge, but please consider donating to one or more of the MIT COVID-19 Response Funds 

Click here to register for the Science of Chocolate event. 

Confronting a Pandemic

STAT+ and Executive Education at Harvard Medical School have teamed up to hold a free, 4-part digital event series “Confronting a Pandemic,” which starts May 7, 2020 and discusses a range of issues from the rapid deployment of telehealth to drugs and vaccines aimed at COVID-19. See Eventbrite link for more information and to sign up.

COVID webinar: New England Science Writers hosts Roby Bhattacharyya, MD, PhD

Join NESW’s webinar on May 5, 2020 at 6pm led by Dr. Roby Bhattacharyya, a Broad Institute researcher and attending physician at MGH, will discuss the Broad’s efforts in diagnostics and research related to COVID-19 and share perspectives from his recent time on the infectious disease consult service at MGH. He will address the unique challenges this pandemic has posed for clinicians, how developments in basic science have shaped the clinical response, and how the Broad is approaching the most pressing challenges facing the clinical and basic research communities.