Science in the service of Washington State

The Washington State Academy of Sciences assists the state in making decisions or policies where scientific information is key.

Our Value

Many issues facing Washington State — from salmon recovery to the clean energy transition — hinge on science and technology. Effectively addressing these issues requires solid scientific input. WSAS serves as a bridge between scientists and policymakers. We mobilize experts within and beyond the Academy to provide independent, unbiased, evidence-based scientific and engineering assessments on issues that impact the citizens, governments and businesses of Washington State.

AI for Washington State

Using Artificial Intelligence to explore, discover and understand

September 25, 2024 | Seattle, WA

The 17th annual WSAS symposium will bring together scientists, industry professionals, and policymakers to discuss the many challenges and opportunities emerging from this rapidly evolving technology.

A unique resource for Washington state

Modeled after the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides objective scientific and technological information related to pressing issues facing Washington State. Top experts, both within and beyond the Academy, participate in our projects and activities to examine and assemble evidence-based findings.

The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides objective scientific and technological information related to pressing issues facing Washington State. Top experts, both within and beyond the Academy, participate in our projects and activities to examine and assemble evidence-based findings.

  • The Washington State Legislature asked the Academy to conduct a study to determine the value of distributed solar and storage in Washington state in order to create recommendations and options for a methodology or methodologies that utility regulators and governing bodies may use after the statutory four percent net metering threshold is met.

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    The Washington State Department of Commerce asked the Academy to help them better understand how they might increase Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) participation in research that informs that cannabis industry.

Featured Publication

Impact of seals and sea lions on salmon recovery

This WSAS report, commissioned by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, assesses the scientific and technical aspects of potential management actions of populations of seals and sea lions.

A transformational experience

American Junior Academy of Sciences

WSAS nominates exceptional high school students to serve as delegates of Washington state in recognition of their outstanding, original scientific research.

Students and adults standing in front of AJAS sign.

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