Past events

We organize several events per year

Post-Town Hall Hangout with Eric Vance

Can the way we think change our health? Members and guests met with journalist Erik Vance to discuss his new book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, after his Nov. 21 talk at Town Hall Seattle. Vance's new...

Michelle Nijhuis: The Art of the Science Essay

Michelle Nijhuis discussed the art of the science essay for NSWA members and guests on Oct. 19 at Hugo House. In this evening lecture, Nijhuis talked about how to recognize essay ideas, how to report for the essay form, and how to organize your...

David Quammen at Town Hall

Yellowstone is America’s first, and arguably most iconic, national park. In his latest book, bestselling author David Quammen serves as tour guide to this national treasure, which is larger than both Rhode Island and Delaware combined. “Quammen illuminates the park’s...

Water Woes: Too little, too much, too dirty

Members and guests joined a panel on Sept. 14 for a lively discussion of issues surrounding water quality and quantity in the Pacific Northwest, and how agencies and citizens are responding to these changes. From drugs detected in Puget Sound salmon to increasing...

Tour of the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Members and guests visited the Allen Institute for Brain Science on May 25 and met with researchers who manage key labs, toured the facility, and learned what the Allen Institute aims to accomplish with its big expansion in Seattle. Researchers...

Hope Jahren at Town Hall

What’s it like being a woman in the field of science? Award-winning scientist Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl is an examination of this question, but it’s also so much more. In conversation with The Stranger‘s Sydney Brownstone on April 13 at Town Hall Seattle, she shared...

Tackling the science of concussions and the future of football

Under the spotlight of Super Bowl 50, and the release of the Hollywood film Concussion, concerns over brain trauma in football have become hard to ignore. Members and guests joined us on Feb. 17 for "Tackling the science of concussions and the future of football." A...

Thanks for attending #nswaparty2016

Members and guests mingled  with other science writers, toured research labs and welcomed our new board at NSWA's annual party on Jan. 28 at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI). SCRI opened it's brand new Discovery Portal for viewing by NSWA and provided...

Ethics in science journalism

Ethics in science journalism A panel of science writers joined us on Nov. 11 at University House for a discussion on the ethical boundaries of combining journalistic and non-journalistic work. In today's media landscape, science writing comes from a variety of sources...

NSWA chats with George Musser about ‘Spooky Action’

  NSWA members and guests were invited to meet, chat, and share drinks with science writer and author George Musser following his Nov. 3 talk at Town Hall Seattle on "The 'Spooky Action' Shaping Physics." Musser, a contributing editor at Scientific American who was...