Northwest Science Writers Association

Conversation with Chantel Prat, PhD, Thursday June 23, 7:00 pm

 Chantel Prat, “The Neuroscience of You”
talks with NSWA’s David Mills

NSWA in-person Happy Hour June 9

Thursday June 9 starting 6 pm at GrowlerGuys 8500 Lake City Way NE, Seattle. Covered outdoor space, pizza, and bookmobile!

New Skills Webinar: How to Report on Healthcare Statistics

Join us online on April 20 for a Q&A with health data experts Rebecca Hubbard, PhD, and Lindsey Leininger, PhD.

Jan. 27: Can Humor Help Fight Misinformation About Science?

When someone shares misinformation, should we be furious — or try to be funny? Watch our lively discussion with experts from academia, journalism, and comedy writing.

Book Talk: Healing Landscapes With Indigenous Science

On Tuesday, November 30, we gathered for a discussion with Indigenous environmental scientist Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her new book on why western conservationism isn’t working and what Indigenous models can offer.

The Craft and Humor of Science Writing With Mary Roach

Watch our recent Zoom conversation with “America’s funniest science writer” Mary Roach that took place Wednesday, October 20.

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.

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.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

several structures featuring a variety of hooks

Mesa: Mouse Sperm Hooks

For The Scientist, Natalia Mesa (@natmesanash) explored the mystery of why the sperm of most mouse species have hooks on...
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Nelson: The Promise of Poop

Bryn Nelson (@SeattleBryn) has published a new book, “Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure” about how...

Weinberger: Vaccines, Zoos and Consent

Writing for Crosscut, Hannah Weinberger (@weinbergrrrrr) goes behind the scenes with zookeepers in Seattle to learn how...
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Tachibana: Impacts of VW Cheats

Writing for the University of Pennsylvania Leonard David Institute of Health Economics, Chris Tachibana (@ChrisTachibana)...
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Fairley: Climate Hunger Strikers

For The Tyee, Peter Fairley (@pfairley) visits activists in British Columbia who are pushing for climate action via hunger...

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