Past events

We organize several events per year
NSWA Science Trivia Night

NSWA Science Trivia Night

NSWA's third-annual NSWA Science Trivia Night was held on April 28 via Zoom from the comfort of our own couches.Yes, neither rain nor snow nor deadly RNA virus could keep NSWA members from completing six rounds of online trivia fun. Building on the success of our...

2020 Annual Member Meeting

2020 Annual Member Meeting

About 35 NSWA members gathered at Folio in Pike Place Market on January 16 for the annual NSWA member meeting. Board member Elizabeth Sharpe presented NSWA's first-annual Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards, and outgoing president Jane Hu recounted highlights...

Volcano Camping Adventure at Mount St. Helens

Volcano Camping Adventure at Mount St. Helens

NSWA 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...

Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemic

Searching for solutions to the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is taking the U.S., by storm, with people dying every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. But within what seems to be a bleak situation, researchers are looking at interventions to treat opioid addiction and related overdoses. NSWA hosted an...

Trivia Night at Floating Bridge Brewing Co.

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. Building on the success of last year's spring social event, this special NSWA-organized quiz game was hosted by Geeks Who Drink. We showed off our...

Mixer with grad students interested in science communication

Mixer with grad students interested in science communication

NSWA mixed and mingled with the next generation of science communicators by joining the ComSciCon-Pacific Northwest participants on April 12 at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Nearly 60 grad students from fields in science, engineering, technology and...

Finding Your Data Story with Tableau Public

Finding Your Data Story with Tableau Public

Ever wanted to incorporate data into your storytelling? From interactive maps to engaging graphs and charts, this workshop on March 25 helped us understand how to turn raw data into compelling visualizations ready to share online, using Tableau...

NSWA 2019 Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

NSWA 2019 Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

2019 Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting We let our inner geeks out to play on Jan. 10 during our Holiday Party and Annual Meeting at Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs. We talked shop and had fun with  science-writing peers as we built and operated...

Chat with Ben Goldfarb, author of ‘Eager’

Chat with Ben Goldfarb, author of ‘Eager’

Environmental writer Ben Goldfarb spoke to Glenn Nelson, founder of The Trail Posse, about his new book, Eager: The surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter, on Dec. 13 at The Elliott Bay Book Company. Goldfarb joined interested NSWA members in...

‘First Man’ with NSWA and Geoff Nunn from Museum of Flight

‘First Man’ with NSWA and Geoff Nunn from Museum of Flight

 Geoff Nunn, adjunct curator of space history at The Museum of Flight, joined us for an IMAX screening of “First Man” on Oct. 20 at the Pacific Science Center. After the movie, we got to chat about how it represented Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 space mission....

Show Me the Science

Show Me the Science

This panel on Oct. 6 at Lane Community College in Portland, Oregon focused on story ideas, tips and resources you need to dig deeper into science-based stories such as opioids, climate change and more. The event was organized in partnership with the Northwest Science...