Northwest Science Writers Association

NSWA's 2023 Annual Member Event and Holiday Party

Please join us on Friday, January 20th, 2023 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. PT for our annual member meeting and party!

The event will be held in The Collective Seattle, a mixed indoor/outdoor space in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Registration will be required.

Best of the Northwest Awards Now Open for Submissions!

The Northwest Science Writers Association is pleased to announce the fourth year of The Best of the Northwest Awards! Our awards recognize and celebrate outstanding writing published by our members during the past year. Prizes will be awarded for Journalism and Institutional Writing and, we’re excited to announce, Multimedia as well.

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

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Jimenez: Waiting for Mental Health Care in Jail

Hundreds of defendants across Washington are in a legal limbo, writes Esmy Jimenez (@esmyjimenez) for the Seattle Times, as...
book cover: Best American Science & Nature Writing 2022

Hu and Rosen: Best American Science & Nature Writing

Works by two NSWA members — Jane C. Hu and Julia Rosen — are in the 2022 edition of “The Best American Science and Nature...
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Cole: ‘Naturalness’ in Physics

For Wired, K.C. Cole’s (@kccole314) essay, “The Unnatural Future of Physics,” explores the surprising connections between...
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Rickey: Nanotech ‘Bubbles’ Detect Coronavirus

For the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Tom Rickey (@trickeyPNNL) writes about new research using nanotechnology to...
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Rosen and Tompa: NASW Nods

In the National Association of Science Writers’ 2022 Science in Society Awards competition, Julia Rosen (@1juliarosen) won...
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