Northwest Science Writers Association

Science Talk with Caitlin Gamble: Producing Therapeutic Proteins in Spirulina

Join us and AWIS Seattle at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15 to hear from Dr. Caitlin Gamble of Lumen Bioscience about efforts to develop drug therapies from the blue-green algae, Spirulina.

Book Talk: Healing Landscapes With Indigenous Science

On Tuesday, November 30, we gathered for a discussion with Indigenous environmental scientist Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her new book on why western conservationism isn’t working and what Indigenous models can offer.

The Craft and Humor of Science Writing With Mary Roach

Watch our recent Zoom conversation with “America’s funniest science writer” Mary Roach that took place Wednesday, October 20.

A Science Game Show Success

On September 22, we nerded out live and by livestream during Matters of Gravity, our first-ever NPR-style, science game show at Peddler Brewing.

Congrats to our 2021 Career Development Award winners!

NSWA is pleased to announce that independent journalists Robin Donovan and Britany Robinson will receive funding to advance their science communication careers.

COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA Members

NSWA is supporting its members during this public health emergency by collecting resources to help those writing about the pandemic and those suffering economic hardship from its consequences.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Grunbaum: Whale Barnacles

Few scientists study the mysterious barnacles that live only on whales, but Mara Grunbaum (@maragrunbaum) takes us into...
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Yan: Journalism and Identity

For many journalists, the profession is an identity, not just a job, writes Wudan Yan (@wudanyan) for Poynter. But that can...
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Geiger: Pygmy Rabbit Conservation

Twenty years ago there were only a few dozen pygmy rabbits left in the Columbia Basin, Beth Geiger writes for the Nature...
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Draxler: Climate Justice

In Yes! Magazine, Breanna Draxler (@BreannaDraxler) writes about climate activists who approach their work through a lens...
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Morber: Whale Poop

Jenny Morber (@JRMorber) provides us with the delightfully vivid description of whale excrement we never knew we needed in...

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