Past events

Highlights from NSWA events, tours, and field trips

Seattle Summer Happy Hour on August 30

A year and a half after NSWA's last in-person event (and what a party it was!), we'll be reconnecting with each other at an informal happy hour in Seattle on Monday, August 30. We'll gather outdoors on the patio at Pecado Bueno in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. There...

Join us July 21: Panel on Theater as Science Storytelling

Caitlin Frances, Corey Spruill & Stephen Grenley in Resistant by Celeste Mari Williams, photo by R. Falk   Join us on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. PDT for a lively discussion about how theater can energize science communication and science can stimulate...

Join us May 27 for a Panel Discussion on Scientists as Advocates

Join us May 27 for a Panel Discussion on Scientists as Advocates

Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. PDT For many scientists, professional credibility historically hinged on the appearance of objectivity about their work: They could comment on the scientific value of their discoveries and, in applied science fields, develop...

Telling Stories: on culturally response Artificial Intelligence

Telling Stories: on culturally response Artificial Intelligence

Telling Stories: on culturally response Artificial Intelligence Member event (online) - March 18 2021 New technologies often export the assumptions, experiences, and values of their developers, assumptions that do not always carry over to different world views. A new...

Panel on Inclusive and Bias-Free Language in Science Writing

https://youtu.be/rsgk87JX5M0?t=309 The English language is constantly evolving. When it comes to inclusive, unbiased, non-stereotyping communications, we may be in the linguistic equivalent of the Cambrian explosion. As communicators, our word choices and style...

NSWA Science Trivia Night

NSWA Science Trivia Night

NSWA is hosting a spring trivia night this February via Zoom! Crack open that encyclopedia! NSWA’s hosting an online trivia night this month on Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. PT. Play as a team, mix it up with random other players, or strike out on your own as...

Virtually Tour Seattle and Portland’s Urban Geology

Author and tour guide David B. Williams took us on a virtual tour of the urban geology of Seattle and Portland, revealing the fascinating stories in stone of these familiar Pacific Northwest cities.

NSWA 2021 Holiday Party and Annual Member Meeting

NSWA 2021 Holiday Party and Annual Member Meeting

2021 Holiday Party and Annual Member Meeting NSWA members will come together virtually on January 7th for an evening of live science comedy, peer networking, writing awards, and expert presentations on the chemistry of cannabis and the archaeology of beer. With...

NSWA/AAJA Science Trivia Night

NSWA partnered with the Seattle chapter of the Asian-American Journalists Association for a joint online science trivia night on Saturday, November 14.NSWA board member James Gaines served as quizmaster for this test of knowledge about science, science fiction,...

Science Scavenger Hunt

Science Scavenger Hunt

NSWA's science-themed scavenger hunt concluded on Sunday, August 9 Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners: First prize: Sally James @jamesian Second prize: Linnea Stavney @LinneaStavney Third prize: Chris Tachibana @ChrisTachibana Players...