Our Leadership

In contrast to our early days, science communication is now widely discussed, taught, and promoted. We are thrilled to see increased appetite for these skills and ideas. Despite the growing enthusiasm, many cultural, financial, and practical obstacles still challenge scientists who seek deeper engagement. We lead and participate in efforts that contribute to changing cultures and systems to allow more scientists to engage effectively. We publish, speak, convene, and facilitate conversations. Our work includes:

  • Escape from the Ivory Tower by our Nancy Baron is an easy and inspiring read that shares practical communications advice to scientists.
  • #Gradscicomm, our National Science Foundation-funded project to convene a community to explore how to integrate communications training into the curriculum for graduate STEM education.
  • Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP). We are part of a coalition of scientific and engineering societies that curates publications, fellowships, internships, and more, for scientists, science and technology professionals, and students who are interested in becoming more involved with policy.
  • Read our blog for our latest thoughts and weekly science communication updates.