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2022 AJAS Awardees Announced

By |2021-09-16T16:44:29-07:00September 16th, 2021|News & Info|

September 16, 2021 WSAS will be sponsoring 15 Washington State high school students to attend the American Junior Academy of Sciences (AJAS) meeting to be held virtually, in February 2022, 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 [...]

Remembering Board Member W. Sue Ritter

By |2021-03-18T09:38:26-07:00March 18th, 2021|News & Info|

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of WSAS Board Member, W. Sue Ritter. Dr. Ritter passed away at the age of 75 after a long scientific career as a neuroscientist and Regents Professor at Washington State University. She was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences Board of Directors in [...]

EVENT: Community Dialogue on the Science of COVID-19 for the Tri-Cities

By |2021-01-15T11:44:58-08:00December 18th, 2020|News & Info|

Scientists and Business Leaders Cooperate to Help the Tri-Cities Regional Economy December 18, 2020 Business leaders and the scientific community came together on December 8 to discuss ongoing challenges and share information related to navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in the Tri-Cities region. More than 135 online attendees from a variety of backgrounds participated in [...]

Decarbonizing WA – Symposium Proceedings published

By |2020-12-18T09:45:33-08:00December 18th, 2020|News & Info|

The 13th annual symposium of the Washington State Academy of Sciences addressed perhaps the most consequential issue facing the global community today: the need to decarbonize human activities. Unless levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are held below levels that are fast approaching, the nations of the world will face crises greater than any [...]

WSAS in the News

By |2021-01-04T12:06:30-08:00October 14th, 2020|News & Info|

Recent mentions of WSAS work in the news January 3, 2021. The Everett Herald. "New whale-watching restrictions enacted for resident orcas." The work of the WSAS Underwater Acoustics and Disturbance Committee was mentioned. December 21, 2020. The Seattle Times. "New whale-watching restrictions enacted to protect southern resident orcas." The work of the WSAS Underwater Acoustics [...]

Governor Inslee opens 13th annual Symposium

By |2020-11-18T12:49:54-08:00September 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 [...]