Northwest Science Writers Association

SANDSWA + NSWA October 28 Trivia Night

NSWA 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!

The Craft and Humor of Science Writing With Mary Roach

Join us for a Zoom conversation with “America’s funniest science writer” Mary Roach on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific.

Best of the Northwest Science Writing Awards Now Open

Apply for cash awards in either the institutional writing or journalism categories. Deadline is November 15.

Northwest Science Multimedia Showcase

This showcase celebrates photographs, audio, video, and other multimedia content published by our members this past year. Deadline to submit is November 15.

A Science Game Show Success

On September 22, we nerded out live and by livestream during Matters of Gravity, our first-ever NPR-style, science game show at Peddler Brewing.

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.

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


McCoy: Axolotl Conservation

For NPR’s Short Wave podcast, Berly McCoy (@travlinscientst) and colleagues bring us the axolotl, a friendly-looking...
buckthorn with rust fungus

Bernhardt: Fungus Fights Invasive Plants

Carolyn Bernhardt (@CarolBernie11) writes for the University of Minnesota about a project to investigate whether rust fungi...
gadsen flag

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...
calf nursing on hilly meadow

Blow: Smoke Cows

Ashli Blow (@ashliblow) writes for the Guardian about new research in Oregon on the impact of poor air quality on cows’...
microscopic image of brain cells

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...

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