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WSAS Board Member David Eaton chairs National Academies’ report on the public health consequences of e-cigarettes

By |2018-01-24T12:09:02-08:00January 24th, 2018|News & Info, Uncategorized|

January 24, 2018 Subject: WSAS Board Member David Eaton chairs National Academies’ report on the public health consequences of e-cigarettes. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a report entitled Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. WSAS Board Member, Dr. David Eaton, Dean and Vice Provost, UW Graduate School, chaired the Committee on the Review [...]

Workshop Proceedings Available: Science & Technology for the Washington State Legislature

By |2018-01-18T15:46:34-08:00January 18th, 2018|News & Info, Uncategorized|

January 18, 2018 Subject:   Workshop Proceedings Available: Science & Technology for the Washington State Legislature Washington State Academy of Sciences members and staff participated in a workshop on October 4, 2017 that convened scientists and engineers, legislators, and those who work to bridge them to discuss how scientists and engineers can help the Washington State [...]

10th Annual Symposium Proceedings now available online.

By |2017-12-21T15:03:03-08:00December 21st, 2017|News & Info, Uncategorized|

December 21, 2017 Subject:  Summary of the 10th Annual Washington State Academy of Sciences Symposium is now available online. Climate Change in Washington State - Research Questions Critical to Preparing for the Future The 2017 Symposium examined the current state of knowledge regarding climate change effects on the state, and provided insight to the uncertainties affecting [...]

WSAS to send four students to American Junior Academy of Sciences conference

By |2017-12-14T15:12:03-08:00December 18th, 2017|News & Info, Uncategorized|

December 18, 2017 Subject: WSAS to send four students to American Junior Academy of Sciences conference The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is pleased to announce its support of four outstanding high school scholars to attend the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) conference in Austin, TX in February 2018. Students across the state were [...]

Congratulations to New AAAS Fellows from Washington State

By |2019-01-16T15:10:33-08:00December 14th, 2017|News & Info|

December 14, 2017 Subject: AAAS elects eight new Fellows from Washington State The Washington State Academy of Sciences is pleased to share the news of the election of three of its members as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. James Champoux (UW, Professor of [...]

Academy Announces Election of New Members

By |2017-07-26T14:03:06-07:00July 26th, 2017|News & Info, Uncategorized|

July 26, 2017 The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) today announced the election of 13 new members in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington. The new members will [...]

WSAS Announces New Executive Leadership

By |2017-03-20T12:54:32-07:00March 20th, 2017|News & Info|

March 20, 2017 The Washington State Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce new executive leadership. Donna Gerardi Riordan accepted the position as our Executive Director and officially began working with the Academy on March 1. As the chief operating executive, Donna is responsible for the operation of the WSAS's new office in Seattle, including [...]

WSAS Establishes Topical Working Groups

By |2017-01-23T13:07:47-08:00December 21st, 2016|News & Info|

In 2016, WSAS responded to members’ strong interest to become more active in fulfilling its mission of “Science in the Service of Washington State” by establishing three Topical Working Groups (TWGs) aligned with key scientific and technological policy interests of both the state and our members. TWGs are designed to engage members in key policy [...]

WSAS Evaluates Washington Department of Agriculture’s Interim Report on Impacts of the 2015 Drought

By |2017-01-23T13:06:49-08:00December 13th, 2016|News & Info, Uncategorized|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture–Natural Resources Assessment Section asked the WSAS to review the science supporting the methodologies and interpretation of the results of its study of the 2015 drought on Washington agriculture.  The Washington state “water year” October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, was one of the driest on record, due to [...]