Northwest Science Writers Association

Nanotechnology: The Science, Its Impact, and How to Communicate About It

Join us Thursday, September 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a free, informal, virtual conversation with Elizabeth Nance, PhD. Also joining us are blogger Phuong Nguyen and Instagrammer Sydney Floryanzia, Nance lab PhD students.

Bullitt Center Tour

Check our Instagram (@nwsciencewriters) and Twitter (@nswa) for photos from our tour of the Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial building in the world.

Oregonian Happy Hour

Attention, NSWA members in Portland, Eugene, Salem, and the rest of the Beaver State! On Wednesday night, August 24th at 7 p.m. PST NSWA will be hosting a special virtual get-together for the Oregonians among us. This first meeting will hopefully include discussion of future meetups, networking opportunities, and trying out a community Q&A.

Past Event: At Home on an Unruly Planet Book Launch

Thank you to everyone who could join us on Friday, August 5 to hear local author and environmental reporter Madeline Ostrander, in conversation with a local science writer, discuss her debut nonfiction book At Home on an Unruly Planet. We hope to see you at the next event!

Past Event: So You Want to Write a Book...

Do you have a book inside bursting to get out? Watch as NSWA members talk about taking the seed of an idea and turning that into books that sell. This event was a hybrid in-person and virtual panel discussion, featuring Rebecca Heisman, Sandi Doughton, Bryn Nelson and Steve Olson. It was moderated by NSWA board member Michael Bradbury.

COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA Members

NSWA is supporting its members during this public health emergency by collecting resources to help those writing about the pandemic and those suffering economic hardship from its consequences.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

photo of a child receiving a drop of oral polio vaccine from an adult gently holding the child's chin

Cutts: Vax-Derived Polio

For VOA, Elise Cutts (@EliseCutts) explains vaccine-derived poliovirus — implicated in the recent outbreak in New York —...
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Richards: When Cancer Doesn’t Happen

For Fred Hutch News Service, Sabrina Richards wrote a two-part series about how we are all peppered with cells bearing...
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Scigliano: Roofs Vs. Climate Change

In The Atlantic, Eric Scigliano (@SeattleFlotsam) walks us through his recent decision to install a light-colored roof on...
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Gaines: Prairie Madness

Those who arrived from the East to farm the Great Plains in the 19th century did not have easy lives, and contemporary...
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Geiger: Reptile Evolution

For Science News, Beth Geiger writes about research linking rapid reptile evolution to shifts in climate. Geiger describes...
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