Northwest Science Writers Association

COMING UP - Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemic

This hour-long panel on June 25 will explore 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.

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.

Mixer with graduate students interested in science communication

NSWA mixed and mingled with the next generation of science communicators by joining the ComSciCon-Pacific Northwest participants on April 12 at Optimism Brewing.

Finding Your Data Story with Tableau Public

Ever 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.

Tour of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) with CEO Oren Etzioni

Can 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.

Hello World - 2019 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting

We 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.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

Kantor: Save the Marten

It's a weasel-like carnivore not much bigger than a kitten and was thought to be extinct. Sylvia Kantor describes the...

Stavney: Farm v. Wild

The debate on your plate, if you're a salmon enthusiast, is about farmed versus wild-caught salmon. Eric Stavney draws on...

DeWeerdt: Finbook

The Southern Resident orcas have strong social networks, writes Sarah DeWeerdt for Encyclopedia of Puget Sound, from the...

Lindley: Huntington History

Eugenics, frontal lobotomies, and a link (inaccurate) between Huntington disease and the Salem witch trials. It's all in...

Yan: Mystery D

Vitamin D is essential. Or at least that's what we all thought. Wudan Yan, for the New York Times, writes about the...

Want to attend a conference or class to advance your science communication career but lack the budget to cover the costs? We’re accepting applications for two Career Development Awards of up to $1,000 until July 1, 2019. Learn more…