Northwest Science Writers Association Night Out at the Museum More than 400 NSWA members and AAAS newsroom registrants gathered on February 15th at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to network with peers, explore the exhibits, talk with curators, and dance! LEARN MORE 2020 Annual Member MeetingAt the member meeting on Thursday, January 16 at Folio, NSWA members gathered to meet the 2020 NSWA board and celebrate the winners of NSWA’s Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards. LEARN MORE Can consciousness be computed? Can death be reversed? In his frequent contributions to Scientific American and in a new book from MIT Press, Christof Koch guides us through the neural underpinnings of cognition, consciousness, and subjective experience. Koch joined NSWA for an evening of thinking about thought on Nov. 26. LEARN MORE Volcano Camping Adventure at Mount St. HelensNSWA experienced the majesty, awesome destruction, and amazing rebirth of the Pacific Northwest’s most violent volcano on our first-ever camping adventure Aug. 2 – Aug. 4. Hosted by the Mount St. Helens Institute, we saw parts of the national monument that few ever experience. LEARN MORE Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemicNSWA hosted an hour-long panel on June 25 that explored what researchers are learning about the opioid addiction and possible solutions to the crisis, and how we as science communicators can disseminate this research accurately and responsibly. LEARN MORE Trivia Night at Floating Bridge Brewing Co.We grabbed our thinking caps for our second-annual NSWA Science Trivia Night on May 22 at Floating Bridge Brewing Co. LEARN MORE Mixer with graduate students interested in science communicationNSWA mixed and mingled with the next generation of science communicators by joining the ComSciCon-Pacific Northwest participants on April 12 at Optimism Brewing. LEARN MORE Finding Your Data Story with Tableau PublicEver wanted to incorporate data into your storytelling? From interactive maps to engaging graphs and charts, this workshop on March 25 helped us understand how to turn raw data into compelling visualizations ready to share online, using Tableau Public. LEARN MORE Tour of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) with CEO Oren EtzioniCan a computer ace a high school biology exam? What about navigate a typical household, or play Pictionary? NSWA learned about artificial intelligence research at AI2 on Feb. 20. LEARN MORE Hello World - 2019 Holiday Party and Annual MeetingWe let our inner geeks out to play at our biggest and best event of the year on Jan. 10 at Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs. LEARN MORE #nswasciwire – Recent work by our members #nswasciwire Brenner: Nature and the City Look around, Seattleites! Kelly Brenner has a new book, Nature Obscura: A City's Hidden Natural World, to help us savor the... READ MORE Rosen: Ice Oasis A polynya, writes freelance journalist Julia Rosen, is an open expanse of water—an oasis—amid sea ice. Julia (@1juliarosen)... READ MORE Keown: Mystery Solved, Legacy Honored Susan Keown takes us through the twists and turns of a clinical mystery—why a cancer that responded to T-cell immunotherapy... READ MORE Cauvel: Keeping Our Carbon Blue Kimberly Cauvel shows off our local blue carbon—meaning ocean and coastal carbon-sequestering systems—with a story about... READ MORE Gillam: Gradual Changes, Big Difference Wayne Gillam wrote the Honorable Mention story for the 2019 Best of the Northwest Science Institutional Writing Award.... READ MORE JOIN OR RENEW Are you a science communicator in the Pacific Northwest? Consider joining. We have monthly events, feature member writing and more.