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Governor Inslee opens 13th annual Symposium

By |2020-09-21T15:42:56-07:00September 17th, 2020|News & Info|

Governor Inslee kicked off the 13th Annual Symposium and first virtual meeting online with a ten minute video on the importance of deep decarbonization and the contributions of science and technology to a decarbonized future. More information about this year's Symposium including a full list of speakers and the agenda can be found here. [...]

On the recent wildfires in WA and the western U.S.

By |2020-09-11T15:25:03-07:00September 11th, 2020|News & Info|

One year ago, the WSAS symposium explored wildfire issues that are playing out today in Washington and across the western United States. For a refresher, please see the 2019 symposium proceedings, which include a lucid 22-page summary of topics that range from management of public and tribal lands, through firefighting and smoke inhalation, to economic [...]

2021 AJAS awardees announced

By |2020-09-09T08:22:19-07:00September 8th, 2020|News & Info|

September 8, 2020 WSAS will be sponsoring six Washington State high school students to attend the American Junior Academy of Sciences (AJAS) meeting to be held virtually, in February 2021, in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. The full list of sponsored students can be found below. Each [...]

Now Open: 2020 Symposium Registration

By |2020-09-09T15:19:04-07:00August 10th, 2020|News & Info|

Registration is now open for our 13th Annual Symposium: Creating a Model for Global Decarbonization through Washington State Science, Engineering, and Technology The 2020 symposium will explore leading work that contributes to decarbonizing Washington’s most influential economic sectors and securing our citizen’s prosperity and employment prospects in a carbon constrained future. Thursday, September 17, [...]

21 New Members Elected to WSAS

By |2020-07-15T08:49:17-07:00July 15th, 2020|News & Info|

July 15, 2020 Read this Press Release as a PDF: 2020 New Member Press Release The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is pleased to announce 21 new members, recognizing their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to [...]

New WSAS Officer and Board Members Elected

By |2020-07-20T08:21:51-07:00July 15th, 2020|News & Info|

July 15, 2020 View this Press Release as a PDF: 2020 New Board Press Release Subject: New WSAS Officer and Board Members Elected The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is pleased to announce one new Officer and five new Board Members who were elected by the WSAS Membership in June 2020. WSAS Members elected [...]

Updates from the COVID-19 Steering Committee

By |2020-07-15T13:15:03-07:00July 14th, 2020|News & Info|

July 15, 2020 In May, the COVID-19 Steering Committee was convened to guide the WSAS contribution in response to challenges in Washington state that have resulted from the pandemic. WSAS has a distinct capability to facilitate effective scientific input on complex issues. As such, the focus is to develop activities that will mobilize interdisciplinary experts [...]

WSAS is hiring an Associate Program Officer

By |2020-06-02T08:54:19-07:00June 2nd, 2020|News & Info|

June 2, 2020 WSAS is seeking applicants for an Associate Program Officer. This is a full-time position. The full job posting and instructions for applying can be found here. The Associate Program Officer is responsible for managing assigned research projects contracted through the Washington State Academy of Science (WSAS).  Specifically, the position will independently plan [...]

WSAS’s response to COVID-19

By |2020-07-16T08:50:23-07:00May 7th, 2020|News & Info|

May 7, 2020 The Washington State Academy of Sciences announces today that it has convened a COVID-19 Steering Committee. The effects of COVID-19 and the pandemic response are felt across nearly every aspect of life in Washington state. This raises complex questions that require diverse and collaborative scientific perspectives, which need to be integrated alongside [...]