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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Crowe: Invasive Crab

A story by new member Michael Crowe (@MichaelReports) for the Sierra Club gives us a look at the invasion of the European...
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Coleman: Life Atop Everest

New member Jude Coleman (@JudeLB_Coleman) writes for National Geographic about the life-teeming slopes of Mount Everest....
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Stone: New Opioid Guidelines

New member Will Stone (@WStoneReports) co-authored a story for NPR about new federal guidelines for prescribing opioid...
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Blow: A Toxic Legacy

For the Tennessee Lookout, Ashli Blow (@ashliblow) co-authored a feature on the long-term impact of a chemical plant on its...
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Gaines: Robot Surgeons

Engineers are working on robots that can carry out surgical procedures without the direct control of a surgeon, writes...
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