Northwest Science Writers Association

COMING UP - Join us for #nswaparty2017 on Jan. 5

Let’s party! This year’s can’t-miss event for science writers in the Pacific Northwest is happening from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, in Bellevue at one of the world’s biggest, most eclectic invention factories, Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good and Research Laboratory.

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COMING UP - See ‘The Arrival’ with UW linguistics chair on Dec. 10

Yes, a Hollywood movie with a heroic linguist! We’ll see “The Arrival” at 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, at Sundance Cinema Seattle. After the movie, we’ll chat with Richard Wright, chair of the UW linguistics department, at District Lounge.

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Chat with Erik Vance about Suggestible You

Erik Vance met with members and guests to discuss his new book The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, after his Nov. 21 talk at Town Hall Seattle.

 

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Entrepreneurial journalism and the world of self-publishing

Luke Timmerman spoke with members and guests on Nov. 9 about how he made the move into entrepreneurial journalism, and how he maintains his audience and model successfully. He also shared tips on self-publishing a book.

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Congratulations Wudan Yan and Chris Solomon

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 career development awards: Freelance journalists Wudan Yan and Chris Solomon.

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Michelle Nijhuis: The Art of the Science Essay

Michelle Nihjuis discussed the art of the science essay with members and guests on Oct. 19 at Hugo House.
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David Quammen at Town Hall

Members and guests joined David Quammen for a conversation following his talk about Yellowstone on Sept. 30 at Town Hall Seattle.
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Water Woes: Too little, too much, too dirty

Members and guests joined a panel on Sept. 14 for a lively discussion of issues surrounding water quality and quantity in the Pacific Northwest, and how agencies and citizens are responding to these changes.
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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Eaves: Fight for Science

History, Elisabeth Eaves writes, has a lesson for those who abandon science: Put politics and fundamentalism ahead of...
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Green: Hot Summer, Dry Salmon

We had a warm summer, Joel Green reports, and humans weren’t the only uncomfortable species. The high temperatures and low...
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Gibbs: Fusion for the Future

In a report for Science, Wayt Gibbs tells how physicists in New Mexico are ramping up their ability to produce a big bang....
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Hu: Boys Club

In The Atlantic, Jane C. Hu scrutinizes the discipline that might have the most shatterproof glass ceiling of all:...
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Kwok: Kavli Winner

Congratulations to Roberta Kwok, on a Kavli Award-winning essay, “The Shocking Electric Eel,” in ScienceNews for Students....
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