ScienceSites is making science accessible

 

ScienceSites, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to engaging the public in science through the online dissemination of research, with an emphasis on studies concerning life’s Big Questions. We are committed to ensuring that members of the public have easier access to the wealth of important, far-reaching, and provocative research seeking to explain the world as we know—and explore—it.

ScienceSites fills a void in the world of science communication: Too many brilliant researchers with too much important research have no acceptable web presence. We believe that improving how their work is represented online will bring greater attention to their research and advance the public's appreciation and understanding of science.

To achieve these goals, we develop platforms to support the compelling treatment of scientific ideas. We work directly with scientists at the top of their field to build state-of-the-art, user-friendly websites that allow them to reach new audiences and better communicate with the public. Then we help them publicize their work much more broadly and effectively than before by taking advantage of all the benefits the digital age has to offer.


Board of Advisers:

➥ Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, best-selling author, and passionate science communicator. He is the director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, co-director of the Cosmology Initiative, and principal investigator in the Center for the Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology, all at Arizona State University.

➥ Elaine Ecklund is a professor of sociology at Rice University, where she is also director of The Religion and Public Life Program and a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. She plays an active role in translating social science research for a general audience.

➥ Adam Frank is an astrophysicist at the University of Rochester and a self-described “evangelist of science." He is the co-founder of NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog, a regular on-air commentator for All Things Considered, and a contributor to The New York Times.

➥ Marcelo Gleiser is a theoretical physicist at Dartmouth College who is very active in the public understanding of science. He co-founded and regularly contributes to the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture.

➥ Alva Noë is a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. He is also a regular contributor to NPR's science blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture, and his latest book investigates the nature and value of art.

➥ Scott Plous is a psychologist at Wesleyan University and the founder and executive director of the Social Psychology Network. He has developed a number of online psychology resources, as well as the model of "action teaching," a style of instruction aimed at solving real-world social problems.