Northwest Science Writers Association

Best of the Northwest Awards Winners Announced!

The Northwest Science Writers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual of The Best of the Northwest Awards! 

Past Event: Oregonian Happy Hour

Attention, NSWA members in Portland, Eugene, Salem, and the rest of the Beaver State! On Wednesday night, August 24th at 7 p.m. PST NSWA will be hosting a special virtual get-together for the Oregonians among us. This first meeting will hopefully include discussion of future meetups, networking opportunities, and trying out a community Q&A.

Past Event: Nanotechnology: The Science, Its Impact, and How to Communicate About It

Join us Thursday, September 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a free, informal, virtual conversation with Elizabeth Nance, PhD. Also joining us are blogger Phuong Nguyen and Instagrammer Sydney Floryanzia, Nance lab PhD students.

Past Event: Bullitt Center Tour

Check our Instagram (@nwsciencewriters) and Twitter (@nswa) for photos from our tour of the Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial building in the world.

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 – Recent work by our members

drawing of a neutrino's path away from an atom's nucleus

Johnson-Groh: Neutrino Surprises

Mara Johnson-Groh won the institutional category in the 2022 NSWA Best of the Northwest Awards for her story on neutrinos...
photo of a child sleeping in bed

Burns: Science of Sleep

Jes Burns of Oregon Public Broadcasting won the multimedia category in the 2022 NSWA Best of the Northwest Awards for her...
fraser river in a forested canyon

Scigliano: Fraser River Series

Eric Scigliano (@SeattleFlotsam) just completed a series on the Fraser River, or Tacoutche Tesse (Mighty One), for the...
inside a living room with a freestanding air filter and red and blue dots in the air

Lockwood: Cleaner Air Through the Lifespan

Dierdre Lockwood (@deirdrelockwood) was awarded an honorable mention, multimedia category, in the 2022 NSWA Best of the...
photo of mascara wand and other makeup supplies

Breda: Carcinogens in Beauty Products

New member Isabella Breda (@BredaIsabella) wrote a story for the Seattle Times on a new bill being considered in the...
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