Northwest Science Writers Association

COMING UP - NSWA Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

Celebrate the new year with your science-writing peers on Thursday, Jan. 11 at a Seattle landmark that has wowed science fans of all ages for more than 50 years, the Pacific Science Center. Register online now to reserve your spot.

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Reliving WCSJ 2017 with Rebecca Randall and Ian Haydon

Ian Haydon and Rebecca Randall, our 2017 NSWA career development award winners, joined us on Nov. 28 at Floating Bridge Brewery for an evening discussion recapping the World Conference of Science Journalists last month in San Francisco.

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Selling your book idea with a science and nature focus

Members and guests joined us Oct. 24 at the Seattle Times building to learn about the book-publishing industry and opportunities for nature & science book publishing from a panel featuring Elizabeth Wales, Lyanda Lynn Haupt and Tom Fischer.

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Mastering the Art & Business of Freelancing

Whether you’re looking to dip your toe into freelancing as a second job, take the plunge into the full-time freelance life, or an editor looking to better understand the challenges freelancers face, our speakers’ short talks on Sept. 19 touched on the myriad skills freelancers must cultivate.

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What should you know about the upcoming solar eclipse?

Thanks to nationally recognized astronomy educator Dennis Schatz for joining us after his “Science in the City” talk on Aug. 1 at Pacific Science Center and telling us what to expect during the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

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Walking the Denny Regrade with David B. Williams

During our two-mile walk on Tuesday, July 18, David B. Williams discussed the full scope of the massive Denny regrade project, pointing out often overlooked evidence of the topographic changes, and explaining how this reshaping of the Seattle landscape continues to shape the city and those who call it home.

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Compelling Science Storytelling

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 28, 2017, for Compelling Science Storytelling: A Pacific Northwest Workshop for Science Communicators. This was a one-day workshop and networking opportunity in Seattle, with a special emphasis for public information officers.

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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Haydon: Lost Generation?

The GOP tax plan is threatening Ian Haydon’s future as a scientist. Ian is a University of Washington PhD student in...
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Braun: Tough Avian Love

In a feature for The Atlantic, NSWA Board Member Ashley Braun writes about conservationists putting the Fear of Hawk into...
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Langston: The Robotic Touch

Touch and grip, Jennifer Langston writes, is all about shear forces and small vibrations. University of Washington...
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Kwok: Roberta and Ira Talk Freelancing

Roberta Kwok fulfills the dream of every science geek who grew up listening to Science Friday. She talks to Ira Flatow,...
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Nelson: Proteins from Dinos to Diseases

Bryn Nelson, writing for Science News for Students, visits three research groups doing very different projects on a common...
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