Northwest Science Writers Association

COMING UP - Summer Happy Hour with Solutions Journalism Network

Toast the summer and network with local journalists at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Pono Ranch in Ballard with our friends at the Solutions Journalism Network.

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.

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 and geeky music.

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.

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.

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.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

Wiedenhoft: Next Foodie Trend?

Gooseneck barnacles just got a nudge closer to our dinner plates. Heather Wiedenhoft, writing in Hakai magazine, explains...

Fore: Because It’s Slick?

Why is ice slippery? Meredith Fore knows. In a piece for Live Science, Meredith first debunks myths (like the one we all...

Rickey: An Atom’s-Eye View

For decades, writes Tom Rickey, NWChem has been the go-to software for computational chemists who need atom-level...

Kwok: Lab Cultures

In a feature for Nature, Roberta Kwok asks scientists who have worked abroad about culture shock—Not from discovering a...

Doughton: Politics Trumps Thanksgiving

You're not imagining the impact of politics on your family gatherings, Sandi Doughton writes. Researchers from Washington...

Want to attend a conference or class to advance your science communication career but lack the budget to cover the costs? We’re accepting applications for two Career Development Awards of up to $1,000 until July 6, 2018.