Northwest Science Writers Association

Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemic

NSWA 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.

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

Hansen: Climate Changes, Tribes Adapt

On the Washington Coast, Terri Hansen writes, residents of Indian Nation villages and members of local tribes are adapting...

Schubert: Back to the Alzheimer’s Bench

Many failed clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease therapies, Charlotte Shubert writes, focused on peptide amyloid-beta,...

Harris: Telecom Intrigue

A real-life spy operation is behind Mark Harris’s report for OneZero, a Medium publication about tech and science. In an...

Yan: Mangroves of Myanmar

Over a month this spring, Wudan Yan filed four reports from Myanmar for Mongabay, a nonprofit conservation and...

Gibbs: Citizen Spies

Activists get technical in a story by Wayt Gibbs for Anthropocene magazine. Low-cost instruments and abundant ingenuity are...

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