Northwest Science Writers Association

2021 Career Development Awards Now Open

NSWA will award up to $1,000 to two Northwest science communicators to help defray the costs of attending a class, training, or conference to further their careers. Deadline to apply is August 1.

Panel on Theater as Science Storytelling

How can theater energize science communication and science stimulate theater? Join us for a lively virtual discussion and Q&A with two playwrights, a spinal cord injury expert, and a science writer on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. PDT.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Science Storytelling

On Thursday, June 24, NSWA hosted a panel exploring how science communication can help dismantle biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions of people with diverse identities and cultures.

Panel on Scientists as Advocates

On Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m., two scientists spoke about navigating their relationship with their research in the real world.

Panel on Inclusive and Bias-Free Language in Science Writing

On Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m., we heard from experts on bias-free language in this panel and Q&A session.

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

a screenshot of the cover of Strata Magazine, featuring a watercolor illustration of a forest fire

Metzger and Steinberg: Climate Change and Oregon Fires

In the first issue of Strata, Abby Metzger and Nancy Steinberg look back at Oregon’s devastating 2020 fires and what that...
cicada on leaf

Hu: Cicadas in Decline?

Jane C. Hu (@jane_c_hu) writes for Biographic about how the cicadas that appeared in such numbers this summer on the East...
photo of two Betta fish fighting

Wilcox: Bettas — Pets to Models

Christie Wilcox (@NerdyChristie) and her daughter recently brought home the girl’s first pet, “Sky Banana,” a lavender...
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Aldern: Bitcoin’s Energy Usage

Bitcoin is responsible for 0.5% of all the electricity consumed in the world — but why? Clayton Aldern (@compatibilism), in...
photo of the duwamish river running through an industrial zone

Lindley: Equity in Duwamish Cleanup

The Duwamish River became the industrial core of a prosperous Seattle, writes Robin Lindley (@robinlindley2) for EarthX,...

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