Northwest Science Writers Association

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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Dolan: Rip-Rap Research

Our shorelines are armored, writes Maria Dolan in Ensia. But that isn’t necessarily good. Seawalls, rip-rap (jumbled...
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Ostrander: Repeating History?

In Undark, Madeline Ostrander reviews a book on ancient Rome that suggests parallels to our own times. But instead of...
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Fore: Dragon Power

Meredith Fore asks: Might a species of 3-meter, 70-kg lizards save humans from our antibiotic resistance crisis? Komodo...
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Nelson: Ultimate in Recycling

For NBC Mach, Bryn Nelson answers a question about astronauts that we’ve all had but didn’t have the guts to...
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Kwok: Interstate Water Fight

Georgia and Florida are fighting, Roberta Kwok writes in Hakai. They’re battling over water. A multiyear...
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Are you a science writer in the Pacific Northwest? Consider joining. We host monthly events, share work by our members, maintain a directory and more. Curious?