Northwest Science Writers Association

2021 Career Development Awards Now Open

NSWA will award up to $1,000 to two Northwest science communicators to help defray the costs of attending a class, training, or conference to further their careers. Deadline to apply is August 1.

Panel on Theater as Science Storytelling

How can theater energize science communication and science stimulate theater? Join us for a lively virtual discussion and Q&A with two playwrights, a spinal cord injury expert, and a science writer on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. PDT.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Science Storytelling

On Thursday, June 24, NSWA hosted a panel exploring how science communication can help dismantle biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions of people with diverse identities and cultures.

Panel on Scientists as Advocates

On Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m., two scientists spoke about navigating their relationship with their research in the real world.

Panel on Inclusive and Bias-Free Language in Science Writing

On Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m., we heard from experts on bias-free language in this panel and Q&A session.

COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA Members

NSWA is supporting its members during this public health emergency by collecting resources to help those writing about the pandemic and those suffering economic hardship from its consequences.

#nswasciwire РRecent work by our members

physics -- essatimmya tsiimaii_duutstsii naduusi gii gagaduusi -- observing where they come from, the sun and the stars

Fore: Translating Physics Into Blackfoot

There are now only a few thousand native speakers of Blackfoot, a language once spoken across the northern Great Plains....
closeup of hand holding syringe pulling fluid from vial

Weinberger: COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Continue

Even though FDA-authorized coronavirus vaccines are now widely available, writes Hannah Weinberger (@Weinbergrrrrr) for...
photo of two health care professionals talking to Black patient

Mapes: Reducing Bias, Improving Care

Diane Mapes (@double_whammied) writes for Fred Hutch News Service about the disparities in cancer prevention, care and...
photo of snoqualmie falls

McQuate: Turning Photo Into Video

A new deep learning method, writes Sarah McQuate (@potassiumwhale) for UW News, can turn a photo of flowing water, smoke or...
time-lapse photo of Lund Observatory at night with stars circling overhead

Witze: Astronomy Department in Turmoil

Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) reports for Nature about turmoil in the historic astronomy department of Lund University in...

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