Who are we?

Interpreters of quantum physics and global pandemics

We are the people who write about science for the public. We are interpreters of quantum physics and coronavirus pandemics. We are behind the scenes at research centers, and we are on science expeditions in the Arctic. We are journalists, editors, producers, and strategists.

Please consider joining us, if you agree with our mission to improve science literacy and improve the professional lives of our members. We collaborate with many other science-focused organizations in the Pacific Northwest, including Science on Tap, the Pacific Science Center, the Forum for Science, Ethics and Policy, and others. We also maintain good relationships with the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and we have partnered on events with a range of journalism organizations including the Asian American Journalists Association-Seattle, Seattle Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter.

We bring together audiences for improving the craft of writing and communication, and we hold events to spur learning about transformational themes in science.

We welcome you to explore our site and check out our events calendar, our member directory, recent writing by our members, and all the other resources we offer, such as our mentorship program and career development awards. Follow our updates on Facebook and Twitter. Join in a community where you can make suggestions and make a difference.

Click here for information on joining NSWA.

NSWA bylaws.

Best regards from your Board Members!

Officers: At-large board members:
  • Michael Bradbury, president
  • Starre Vartan, vice president
  • Bryn Nelson, treasurer
  • Jenny Morber, secretary
  • Virginia Gewin
  • James Gaines
  • Adrienne Underwood
  • Michelle Martin