Who are we?

Interpreters of quantum physics and flu shots

We are the people who write science for the public. We are interpreters of quantum physics and flu shots. We are behind the scenes at research centers, and we are in front of angry mobs at newspapers. We are bloggers, editors, producers and strategists.

Please consider joining us, if you agree with our mission to improve science literacy and improve the professional lives of our members. We collaborate with many other science organizations in the Puget Sound area, including Science on Tap, the Pacific Science Center, the Forum for Science, Ethics and Policy, and others. We also maintain a good relationship with the national leader, the National Association of Science Writers.

We bring together audiences for improving the craft of writing and communication, and for learning about transformational themes in science.

Explore our site. Check out our events calendar, our member directory and more . Join in a community where you can make suggestions and make a difference.

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NSWA bylaws.

Best regards from your Board Members


  • Wayt Gibbs, president
  • Ashley Braun, vice president
  • Mark Harris, treasurer
  • Ellen Kuwana, secretary

At-large board members:

  • Breanna Draxler
  • James Gaines
  • Erin Ross
  • Elizabeth Sharpe
  • Eric Scigliano