Northwest Science Writers Association

When Salmon and Stormwater Pollution Collide: Tour the Green Solutions

Members and guests joined us on May 16 for a tour of West Seattle’s High Point neighborhood redevelopment project and heard about the latest Washington-based research on stormwater pollution’s impacts on salmon and the green infrastructure combating this problem.

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NSWA Science Trivia Night

Members and guests joined us April 18 for a science-themed trivia quiz night and social event at Floating Bridge Brewing in the University District. This evening was hosted by the quizmasters at Geeks Who Drink and tested our knowledge of arcane facts about science, science fiction, geeky music, and a custom challenge round designed just for us.

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Exploring the power of art and illustration in science storytelling

Members and guests joined us on March 21 at the School of Visual Concepts for an evening with three talented visual professionals, who discussed the exciting possibilities when hard science and fine art collide.

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Tour the Burke Museum Fish Collection

On Feb. 27, members and guests got a behind-the-scenes (and behind-the-jars) tour of the Burke Museum’s Ichthyology Collection, housed on the University of Washington campus, and saw the largest fish collection in North America.

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NSWA Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

NSWA celebrated the new year on Jan. 11 at a Seattle landmark that has wowed science fans of all ages for more than 50 years, the Pacific Science Center.

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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Miller: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

If you think Seattle is getting stormier, you’re right. Stephen R. Miller, writing in CityLab, reports on research...
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Yan: Four-Legged Refugee Threat

Reporting for HuffPost, Wudan Yan describes Rohingya refugees escaping violence in Myanmar only to encounter a new...
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Arnold: Pain Alternatives

Underlying the U.S. opioid-addiction crisis is widespread chronic pain, writes Catherine Arnold—and we have few treatment...
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Peeples: Now’s the Time

In her first feature for Nature, Lynne examines a potentially neglected factor in personalized medicine. Could...
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Wanucha: Building Your Brain

Spring is here and Genevieve Wanucha, editor of the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s...
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