WSAS Executive Director featured in weekly science podcast

By |2022-05-20T10:18:16-07:00May 20th, 2022|News & Info|

Donna Gerardi Riordan, executive director of the Washington State Academy of Sciences, was featured on today’s episode of “When Science Speaks.” This weekly podcast, hosted by Mark Bayer, takes deep dives into communications, science policy, and career issues affecting everyone from graduate students to executives to senior scientists. This episode spotlights the role of science [...]

2020 AJAS Fellow Christine Ye wins top prize at 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search

By |2022-03-17T14:16:48-07:00March 16th, 2022|News & Info|

Christine Ye, one of the 2020 Washington state delegates for the American Junior Academy of Sciences (AJAS), received the top prize at the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious research based science competition for high school seniors. Ye won first place and a $250,000 prize for her analysis of [...]

Notice of Public Meeting – March 14, 2022

By |2022-02-25T14:06:11-08:00February 25th, 2022|News & Info|

The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) study committee on Pinniped Predation on Salmonids will host a virtual stakeholder workshop on March 14, 2022, 1pm-4pm PT. All participants must register for this meeting at this registration page. The meeting link you will receive in your email is specific to you and cannot be shared with others. [...]

Notice of Public Meeting – January 25, 2022

By |2022-01-11T09:58:43-08:00January 11th, 2022|News & Info|

Notice of Public Meeting   The Washington State Academy of Sciences will host a presentation about the project on Net Ecological Gain on January 25, 2022, from 10am-11am Pacific Time.   All participants must register in advance for this meeting at:   The presentation will include context from the Washington Department of Fish and [...]

WSAS Member David Baker receives the Breakthrough of the Year Award

By |2022-02-09T08:50:32-08:00December 22nd, 2021|News & Info|

WSAS Member, Dr. David Baker, and his team at the UW Institute for Protein Design received the Breakthrough of the Year Award from Science Magazine. They were recognized, alongside British AI Company DeepMind Technologies, for their work on selected artificial intelligence algorithms that predict the three-dimensional shapes of proteins and revealed thousands of protein structures. [...]

COVID-19: Science and Society – Symposium Proceedings Published

By |2021-12-21T12:09:02-08:00December 21st, 2021|News & Info|

The 14th annual symposium of the Washington State Academy of Sciences occurred roughly 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The symposium highlighted the importance of science in addressing societal challenges, and the many links between science and larger social issues, including social justice, political discourse, and economic activity. As the COVID pandemic continues to upend [...]

14th Annual WSAS Symposium covered in series of articles on GeekWire

By |2021-10-15T16:04:29-07:00October 15th, 2021|News & Info|

October 15, 2021   The 14th Annual WSAS Symposium, COVID-19: Science and Society, was covered in a series of articles in GeekWire. Reporter Charlotte Schubert attended the Annual Symposium on September 23rd, 2021, and published a series of three articles about the event in the weeks following. "How disparities for women and minorities widened during [...]

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 [...]