The People’s Science started in 2013 when Dr. Jamil Zaki and Stephanie Fine Sasse were working on separate projects on opposite sides of the country. Dr. Zaki was building a forum for researchers to post lay summaries of their work, which became the first iteration of The People’s Science. Stephanie was building a scientific literacy training program for educators. Stephanie, Dr. Zaki, and science communicator, Maya Bialik, officially joined forces in January 2015 when they co-founded The People’s Science as a 501(c)3 non-profit. Since then, the team has grown to include an incredible roster of web developers, researchers, science communicators, and partners.

Here’s the team that’s making it happen. We’re always looking for volunteers, curators, and partners to increase the impact of our resources. If you’re interested in helping, email hello@thepeoplesscience.org.

LEADERSHIP

Sasse2
CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Stephanie Fine Sasse, EdM
@thescientish

Jamil Zaki
CO-FOUNDER & BOARD PRESIDENT
Jamil Zaki, PhD
@zakijam

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Rita Ludwig, MA, MS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Monique Smith, PhD
@CommnScience

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Adam Miller
@millea9 
Bialik
CO-FOUNDER & ADVISOR
Maya Bialik, EdM
@MayaBialik

 

AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors are scientists and members of the public trained to facilitate conversations, coach scientists on best practices for public communication, support new users as they join the network, and/or review the existing literature and craft summaries of research. You can keep track of your favorite Ambassadors on the site or sign up for the newsletter to get digests sent to your email.


PSYCHOLOGY & CULTURE
ALEA SKWARA
@aleacorin

MARINE SCIENCE & GENETICS
AUSTIN AYER

MENTAL HEALTH & EDUCATION
KATYA KABOTYANKSI

BIOMEDICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
NATASHA MOTT, PHD

Interested in becoming a TPS Ambassador? Apply here.

PARTNERS

The success of The People’s Science requires a shift in the way we think about science and science communication. By partnering with complementary organizations, we avoid reinventing the wheel and leverage the strengths of our community to make the greatest possible impact. We partner with many incredible organizations. To see a full list, visit our parent site, Covi Education.

Check out a few of our most active partners below:

COMSCICON

ComSciCon is a series of workshops on science communication operated for graduate students, by graduate students. Originally started at Harvard University, they have expanded to host conferences and satellite events nationwide.

ComSciCon is a vital partner for The People’s Science Campus Tour, traveling to six universities across the West Coast in early 2018.

Learn more about their incredible efforts here.

FRIENDS OF JOE’S BIG IDEA (FOJBI)

Friend’s of Joe’s Big Idea (FOJBI) is a fast-growing community of young scientists that includes undergrads, graduate students, post docs and faculty. An offshoot of the popular NPR science communication show, “Joe’s Big Idea”, this invaluable community provides access to career advice, skill development, and platforms that connect members to outreach and communication opportunities.

The FOJBI network is a vital partner for The People’s Science Campus Tour, traveling to six universities across the West Coast in early 2018.

Learn more about the wonderful work they do and the ways that you can get involved here.

MARCH FOR SCIENCE

On April 22, 2017, over 600 cities around the world joined the March for Science movement. Over 1 million scientists and science supporters hit the streets to celebrate the power of scientific discovery and stand up for the role of evidence in policy. Today, they continue as an international network of science education and advocacy teams working together to scale impactful initiatives and rally around critical issues.

The People’s Science is a 501(c)3 and does not take an active role in specific advocacy efforts. Our partnership with March for Science focuses on education, outreach, and the promotion of scientific and information literacy skills.

Learn more about the movement that came from the march here.

 

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