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

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 and environmental trade-offs of mitigation measures.

2021 AJAS awardees announced

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 student has submitted their research poster as well as a [...]

Now Open: 2020 Symposium Registration

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, 2020, 9AM - 4PM $25 for WSAS Members / $40 [...]

21 New Members Elected to WSAS

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 bear on issues within the state of Washington. The 2020 [...]

New WSAS Officer and Board Members Elected

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 a Treasurer who will serve a two-year term and five [...]

Updates from the COVID-19 Steering Committee

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 to engage with government and other public, nonprofit, philanthropic, and [...]

WSAS is hiring an Associate Program Officer

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 and organize project operations with primary responsibility for resource management [...]

WSAS’s response to COVID-19

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 important societal considerations. The Washington State Academy of Sciences stands [...]

Salmon hatchery scientific review published

February 6, 2020 The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife engaged WSAS to impanel a group of experts to review the updates to their document "A review of hatchery reform science in Washington State." That document and the comments of the WSAS committee are now available online and can be found at the following link. A review of hatchery reform science in Washington State [...]

WSAS mourns death of member Ann Nelson

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of member Ann Nelson. Dr. Nelson was inducted to WSAS in 2012; the same year she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Nelson was a Professor of Physics at the University of Washington and is remembered by her department here. She is survived by her husband, David Kaplan, who is also [...]

WSAS announces new Officers and Board Members

July 15, 2019 WSAS is pleased to announce announce two new Officers and five new Board Members who were elected by the WSAS Membership in June 2019. The newly elected Officers and Board Members will begin their terms after the Members' Meeting on September 12, 2019.

WSAS announces 28 new Academy members

July 15, 2019 The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is delighted to announce 28 new members in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington. New members will be inducted into WSAS following the 12th Annual Symposium and [...]

2019 Summer Internship

UPDATE: Applications are now closed.   We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Internship Program.  

WA students impress AAAS meeting attendees in D.C.

WSAS recently traveled to Washington, D.C., accompanying four, high-achieving, Washington high school students to the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) Conference to present their award-winning research to the attendees of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. For the 2019 meeting, our corporate sponsors were Boeing and Vulcan - thank you! Students are also sponsored by generous individual donations to [...]

WSAS co-founder Jim Cook awarded honorary WSU degree

Dr. Jim Cook, co-founder of WSAS, was recently honored by WSU with an honorary doctorate "in recognition of over 40 years of research on soil borne pathogens and his service to WSU and the agricultural community of the Pacific Northwest." Dr. Cook is profiled in the most recent edition of the WSU Magazine (Spring 2019). We're so fortunate to have Dr. Cook and his expertise [...]

Congratulations to New AAAS Fellows from Washington State

January 16, 2019 Subject: AAAS elects six new Fellows from Washington State The Washington State Academy of Sciences is pleased to share the news of the election of one of its members as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson (WSU, Department of Sociology) was chosen by the AAAS Council for [...]

11th Annual Symposium Proceedings now available online

December 19, 2018 Subject:  Summary of the 11th Annual Washington State Academy of Sciences Symposium is now available online. Click the link below to view the summary. The Highs and Lows of Conducting Cannabis Research in Washington State The Washington State Academy of Sciences has released the summary of the proceedings of its 11th Annual Symposium on the issue of conducting cannabis research in Washington State. [...]