events

Highlights from NSWA events, tours, and field trips
Nanotechnology: The Science, Its Impact, and How to Communicate About It

Nanotechnology: The Science, Its Impact, and How to Communicate About It

Watch the recording from our September 15 event — an informal virtual conversation with Elizabeth Nance, PhD. Also joining us are blogger Phuong Nguyen and Instagrammer Sydney Floryanzia, who are Nance lab PhD students. The covered nanotechnology basics, translation,...

Bullitt Center: Touring the Greenest Commercial Building in the World

Bullitt Center: Touring the Greenest Commercial Building in the World

Join Northwest Science Writers Association for a tour of the Bullitt Center, a commercial building located in Seattle, Washington. Designed in 2013 to be the greenest commercial building in the world, it features geothermal wells, vacuum toilets, regenerative...

Virtual Happy Hour for Oregonians

Virtual Happy Hour for Oregonians

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...

Book Launch: At Home on an Unruly Planet

Join Northwest Science Writers Association and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum for a celebration of Madeline Ostrander's brand new nonfiction book, At Home on an Unruly Planet (Holt). A series of deeply reported, vivid, and hopeful accounts of American communities...

So, You Want to Write a Book…

Do you have a book inside bursting to get out? Do you have a really really long magazine piece that you suspect might actually be a book? Well, come hear from those who have walked the long slog of book publishing from proposal to print. These NSWA insiders will tip...

Best Practices For Communicating Health Data

Best Practices For Communicating Health Data

https://youtu.be/BKjuhXh7_g8 Free webinar: Wednesday, April 20, 6:30-7:30 Pacific Health data helps us understand public health trends, make good decisions about our own care, and inform new laws and regulations. But reporting on health-related numbers in accurate,...

SANDSWA + NSWA March Mixer

SANDSWA + NSWA March Mixer

Come chat with some California colleagues!  NSWA is having a one-hour mixer with the San Diego Science Writers Association on March 24th at 6:30 PM Pacific Time on Zoom. The event is completely free, so sign-up and get some networking in, learn how others people...

NSWA 2022 Party and Annual Member Meeting

2022 Party and Annual Member Meeting NSWA members will come together in-person on March 10 for an evening of cocktails and campfires, writing awards, and celebrating community safely.The past couple years have been filled with challenges and inspirations alike. Thanks...

Panel Discussion: Can Humor Help Us Fight Misinformation About Science?

Panel Discussion: Can Humor Help Us Fight Misinformation About Science?

What's the best way to fight the spread of misinformation? When someone shares misleading facts about vaccines or climate change on Twitter, should we be furious — or should we try to be funny? Recent research suggests that humor has an important role in countering...

SANDSWA + NSWA October 28 Trivia Night

NSWA is teaming up with SANDSWA to host a fall trivia night this October via Zoom. Time to memorize Wikipedia! Along with our friends at the San Diego Science Writers Association (SANDSWA), NSWA is hosting an online trivia night on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m....

The Craft and Humor of Science Writing With Mary Roach

From cadavers and Mars missions to human sex and digestion, author Mary Roach has filled our brains and tickled our funny bones as she's run the gamut of scientific topics in her writing career. So, what's her secret to creating a happy three-way marriage between...

Seattle Summer Happy Hour on August 30

A year and a half after NSWA's last in-person event (and what a party it was!), we'll be reconnecting with each other at an informal happy hour in Seattle on Monday, August 30. We'll gather outdoors on the patio at Pecado Bueno in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. There...