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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 [...]

Update: 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. [...]

WSAS to send four students to 2019 American Junior Academy of Science conference

November 13, 2018 Subject: WSAS to send four students to 2019 American Junior Academy of Science 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 Washington, D.C. this February. The four winners were selected from a group of eleven exceptional students across the [...]

WSAS 11th Annual Symposium Video Coverage

TVW coverage of the 11th Annual WSAS Symposium "The Highs and Lows of Conducting Research on Cannabis in Washington State" is now available to stream online. The Symposium running time is approximately 5 hours and TVW has split its coverage into four segments, which can be found below.

Academy Announces Election of New Members

July 13, 2018 The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is pleased to announce 29 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. This larger than average class size reflects the election of 16 new members and [...]

WSAS TWG co-chair Dan Schwartz receives top U.S. award for STEM mentors

July 2, 2018 WSAS member and TWG co-chair Dan Schwartz was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) this week. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized Schwartz for his innovative and interdisciplinary programs recruiting Native American and other minority STEM scholars at the University of Washington as well [...]

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

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 of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. The [...]