Northwest Science Writers Association SANDSWA + NSWA October 28 Trivia NightNSWA and the San Diego Science Writers Association (SANDSWA) are hosting an online science trivia night on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. PT. Play as an individual or team! Sign up now! The Craft and Humor of Science Writing With Mary RoachJoin us for a Zoom conversation with “America’s funniest science writer” Mary Roach on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific. Register now Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards Now OpenApply for cash awards in either the institutional writing or journalism categories. Deadline is November 15. Submit Your Work Northwest Science Multimedia ShowcaseThis showcase celebrates photographs, audio, video, and other multimedia content published by our members this past year. Deadline to submit is November 15. Submit Your Work A Science Game Show SuccessOn September 22, we nerded out live and by livestream during Matters of Gravity, our first-ever NPR-style, science game show at Peddler Brewing. Watch the Recording Congrats to our 2021 Career Development Award winners!NSWA is pleased to announce that independent journalists Robin Donovan and Britany Robinson will receive funding to advance their science communication careers. Learn more COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA MembersNSWA 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. Go to the Resource List #nswasciwire – Recent work by our members #nswasciwire McCoy: Axolotl Conservation For NPR’s Short Wave podcast, Berly McCoy (@travlinscientst) and colleagues bring us the axolotl, a friendly-looking... READ MORE Bernhardt: Fungus Fights Invasive Plants Carolyn Bernhardt (@CarolBernie11) writes for the University of Minnesota about a project to investigate whether rust fungi... READ MORE Hu: Political Extremists Vs. Public Health In a feature for High Country News, Jane C. Hu (@jane_c_hu) writes about how extremists have mobilized against public... READ MORE Blow: Smoke Cows Ashli Blow (@ashliblow) writes for the Guardian about new research in Oregon on the impact of poor air quality on cows’... READ MORE Tompa: Random Chance in Brain Development (Award Winner) ICYMI: This March 2020 story by Rachel Tompa (@Rachel_Tompa) for the Allen Institute explains how researchers demonstrated... READ MORE JOIN OR RENEW Are you a science communicator in the Pacific Northwest? Consider joining. We have monthly events, feature member writing and more.