Northwest Science Writers Association NSWA Science Trivia NightNSWA members came together on April 28 for our third annual science trivia night, a spring social event that this year was held safely via Zoom. Four teams tested their knowledge of arcane facts about science, science news, science fiction, and science writing. LEARN MORE COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA MembersNSWA 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. Go to the Resource List Night Out at the Museum More than 400 NSWA members and AAAS newsroom registrants gathered on February 15th at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to network with peers, explore the exhibits, talk with curators, and dance! LEARN MORE 2020 Annual Member MeetingAt the member meeting on Thursday, January 16 at Folio, NSWA members gathered to meet the 2020 NSWA board and celebrate the winners of NSWA’s Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards. LEARN MORE Can consciousness be computed? Can death be reversed? In his frequent contributions to Scientific American and in a new book from MIT Press, Christof Koch guides us through the neural underpinnings of cognition, consciousness, and subjective experience. Koch joined NSWA for an evening of thinking about thought on Nov. 26. LEARN MORE Volcano Camping Adventure at Mount St. HelensNSWA experienced the majesty, awesome destruction, and amazing rebirth of the Pacific Northwest’s most violent volcano on our first-ever camping adventure Aug. 2 – Aug. 4. Hosted by the Mount St. Helens Institute, we saw parts of the national monument that few ever experience. LEARN MORE Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemicNSWA 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. LEARN MORE 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. LEARN MORE Mixer with graduate students interested in science communicationNSWA mixed and mingled with the next generation of science communicators by joining the ComSciCon-Pacific Northwest participants on April 12 at Optimism Brewing. LEARN MORE #nswasciwire – Recent work by our members #nswasciwire Eaves: New Pathogens, More Labs For the New Yorker, Elizabeth Eaves reports on a risky decision: relocating a major high-containment government biosafety... READ MORE Yan: Superpoplars For the New York Times, Wudan Yan reports on an unusual way to clean up a Superfund site contaminated with carcinogens:... READ MORE Olson: Pandemic Parallels Steve Olson knows a thing or two about volcanoes. He wrote Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, the Washington... READ MORE Embry: Homicidal Hornets Murder hornets are indeed deadly, confirms Paige Embry in Scientific American. Stings from the Asian giant hornet can kill... READ MORE Boyle: Liftoff Alan Boyle has all the news from a busy week for NASA. For GeekWire, Alan reports on the historic trip of a US-made... READ MORE JOIN OR RENEW Are you a science communicator in the Pacific Northwest? Consider joining. We have monthly events, feature member writing and more.