What Researchers Are Saying About Their ScienceSites

 
I am really pleased with how my site turned out. Marc and Heather are a delight to work with and have assembled an amazing team, knowledgeable and creative. From conceptualization to design to implementation to maintenance and updating, their response has been nothing short of wonderful. I congratulate ScienceSites for what they are doing to give scientists and philosophers a much-needed public face.
Marcelo Gleiser, professor of physics and astronomy, Dartmouth College
From design and implementation to updates and maintenance, Marc and Heather at ScienceSites far exceeded my expectations. They made the entire process simple and enjoyable, and the resulting website is packed with information conveyed in a much more appealing form than I imagined possible.
John Cacioppo, director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, University of Chicago
What Marc and Heather accomplished from my muddled and hurried feedback was nothing less than miraculous. I had long wanted a clean, modern, and fully functional website to aggregate my research and writing, but it just kept falling through the cracks. I am in awe at how they pulled this together, finding papers, press, and media with barely a nod from me. A truly superb service, with intelligent and talented folk at the helm.
Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology, Columbia University
ScienceSites created a custom website for me that has exceeded all of my expectations. Their development team provides exceptional service, is detail oriented, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. The final product has increased both the accessibility and impact of my research. I could not recommend their services more highly.
Cristine Legare, associate professor of psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
After seeing my completed site for the first time, my wife noted 'Your research makes a lot more sense to me now.' I think this nicely captures what Heather and Marc are doing at ScienceSites. In a couple of short months they translated my work into a visually and descriptively compelling format that speaks to a broader audience in a way that I simply could not have done on my own. Even if I spent 10 years trying.
Piercarlo Valdesolo, assistant professor of psychology, Claremont McKenna College
Many years ago, there was a commercial on TV showing a monk copying old manuscripts by hand with a quill pen. Then a Xerox machine is delivered. The monk hugs the Xerox and says, 'It's a miracle.' That's how I feel about working with Heather and Marc on ScienceSites.
Richard Haier, emeritus professor in the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
ScienceSites is perfect for scientists who need a website. They have the expertise to construct a good site and are careful to include the right information in a functional and attractive way. The end result is a site I have long wished I had.
Mark Runco, Torrance Professor of Creative Studies & Gifted Education, University of Georgia
ScienceSites did amazing work for me. They were easy to work with, able to customize my site to my precise preferences, and offered great advice throughout the whole process. They immediately increased my visibility online and have made it easier for me to get my research out to the world.
Adam Waytz, psychologist and assistant professor of management and organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Heather and Marc are amazing. Making a site with them was great fun and I was very impressed with the final product. ScienceSites are both intellectually deep and visually stunning, and will undoubtedly help connect scientists with each other and the general public.
Kurt Gray, assistant professor of psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
I had always rather dreaded developing my own website as I assumed it would be a huge amount of hard work and very time-consuming. Marc and Heather made it quite the opposite experience. They were extremely easy to work with and produced a website that I really like, customized to my concerns and interests, amazingly efficiently and quickly. They just ran with my ideas and produced a very impressive site with lots of links to my publications and research projects. Overall it was a tremendously enjoyable and easy experience.
Ian Hodder, professor of anthropology, Stanford University; director of the Çatalhöyük Research Project
Thank you … for all your help in creating a new website. I found your framing of the task very helpful. I was not overwhelmed with choices and given just the right amount of support and guidance. Needless to say what you have created is a vast improvement on my former site. I now visit myself with enthusiasm rather than dismay.
Paul Harris, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education, Harvard University
ScienceSites has created an excellent site that allows viewers to get a very good sense of my work and the questions that I'm addressing in my lab. Academics often have neither the time nor the skills to make their research accessible to the broader public, and ScienceSites is filling this important gap.
Robert Kurzban, associate professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Working with ScienceSites was a great pleasure. They were incredibly helpful and easy to work with and designed the site exactly the way I asked. They also provided great guidance during the site’s development. In all it was a great experience. I am very proud of the new website and feel that it reflects my work and ideas in a powerful way.
Andrew Newberg, professor and director of research, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital
Before ScienceSites, my self-constructed website was a professional embarrassment. Now, I feel like I've got one of the most attractive and intuitive sites in my discipline. It's easy to navigate, clean, and beautiful. I couldn't have asked for better!
Mark Alfano, assistant professor of philosophy, University of Oregon
ScienceSites fills a unique niche among Internet resources that bring scientific research to the public. By focusing on individual researchers, Marc and Heather introduce readers to individual scientists—a species that is naturally wary of self-promotion and media attention. By working closely and respectfully with the researchers, ScienceSites ensures content accuracy that is carefully crafted for accessibility. The breadth of research that one can learn about from ScienceSites is impressive, and the browsing itself is fun and fascinating.
Gedeon Deák, professor of cognitive science and human development, University of California, San Diego
ScienceSites provides a dedicated design team and user-friendly platform for helping me to disseminate my research more effectively, both to other scientists and to the general public. For years, I've had a mediocre self-designed website that was constantly filled with bugs, and a hassle to update with new research. ScienceSites allows me to now have a more functional, attractive site that requires almost no work on my end. All in all, it's a perfect solution for those of us researchers who would rather spend our time doing research than dealing with code.
Will Gervais, evolutionary and cultural psychologist, University of Kentucky
My website is now a comprehensive repository of the ideas, work, and products around the Big Ideas that we research in our laboratory. It highlights the science in an accessible format, and augments this with videos, media, visual, and even auditory links to material that enriches and deepens the potential to understand this enormously complex field. Marc and Heather have been delightful partners to work with in this creative endeavor. Only by having all of this work in one place, and in a visually striking format, can one expect to grasp the potential to understand and magnify such a complex field.
Rex Jung, assistant professor of neurosurgery, University of New Mexico; research scientist, Mind Research Network
The website created for me by ScienceSites has proven to be a fabulous venue for me to communicate the essence of my scholarly work with people who don't read academic journals. The site is well-done and professional, and I simply could not have asked for a better medium for presenting my work to the world.
Ryan Brown, associate professor of social psychology, The University of Oklahoma
On my own I would never have been able to create the kind of quality website—both in terms of form and functionality—that Science Sites created for me. I'm blown away by the quality of the finished product. I believe the website will be instrumental in helping my research reach a broader audience.
Michael Kraus, assistant professor of psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
I had a great experience working with ScienceSites, Inc. to create a new website. They brought an excellent design aesthetic and technological platform to the project, as well as infinite patience for the many revisions and changes I came up with. I would definitely recommend them to scientists looking to update their web presence.
David Rand, assistant professor of psychology, economics & management, Yale University
This is a note of appreciation for the splendid website you have just completed for me. I had no idea it was possible to make the process so easy, and I am delighted with the result. I probably sounded a bit dubious when we first spoke. But if I had known what a pleasure it was going to be to work with you, I certainly wouldn’t have. Thank you for shepherding the whole thing through so effortlessly.
Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History
I'm very happy with the site that ScienceSites has set up. The process was as painless as I could imagine for such a thing, and the team showed great patience and helpfulness in working with me according to my schedule and despite my repeated delays! I think this project is doing a real service and I would recommend it to any of my colleagues.
Anthony Aguirre, professor of physics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Marc and Heather do excellent work and are perfectly in tune with the needs of a professional scientist. My university website is vanilla and bland, and my personal website is quirky and takes a lot of care and feeding. They built a robust and visually appealing site with great functionality that could easily accommodate my mix of research, education, and popular writing. It was easy to work with them and the results speak for themselves.
Chris Impey, professor and deputy head of the department of astronomy, University of Arizona
Working with Heather and Marc has been a delight. Laying out the available options at each step, they listened carefully to my reactions and input and have always proven patient and helpful in response to my queries, suggestions, and intermittent availability. They have designed and built a fabulous website that provides visitors, both professionals and the general public, access to my various areas of research as well as to my associated publications, interviews, blogs, videos, news articles, and more in a format that is visually appealing, readily understandable, and easy to navigate. I could not be more pleased about my collaboration with ScienceSites.
Robert McCauley, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Emory University
Working with Marc and Heather at ScienceSites has been a dream come true! Their dual expertise in science journalism and web design make them the perfect "go to" people for scientists looking to share their work with society at large. I found working with Marc and Heather to be more efficient than I could have imagined. They quickly helped me shape my work and ideas into an easily navigable yet sophisticated website -- something I had long desired but had been unable to accomplish on my own. Throughout the design process and even now, I continue to be amazed at their response time for any tweaks or changes I request. I would recommend ScienceSites to any colleagues without hesitation.
Dave DeSteno, professor of psychology, Northeastern University
From the start, I have enjoyed the interactive consultation and the development process. It was very pleasant working with ScienceSites and to experience their expertise and professionalism. The result is a website that I am really very proud of. ScienceSites has exceeded my expectations and I would not hesitate in recommending them and their services to colleagues.
Ad Vingerhoets, professor of clinical psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Marc and Heather have been a complete joy to work with, and I could not be happier that they have created a marvelous, attractive, and informative website for me with minimal consultation from me. From my point of view as scientist, this is an ideal situation—beautiful product with few demands on my time. Kudos!
Everett Worthington, clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
The team at ScienceSites did a wonderful job, even finding out things about me that I had quite forgotten. The website is beautifully done.
Michael Corballis, emeritus professor of psychology, University of Auckland
It was my sincere pleasure to work with the ScienceSites team. I'm grateful for Heather’s and Marc’s expertise in designing a site that communicates the “big ideas” that are studied in my lab in a manner that is accessible and interesting to the general public. The design and implementation process was seamless—Heather and Marc easily shaped my research and ideas into a website that is interactive, easy to navigate, and sophisticated. The result is simultaneously interesting, informative, and beautiful. I will pass on recommendations about ScienceSites to all my colleagues! .
Kristen Lindquist, assistant professor of psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Thank you for the considerable effort you folks put into the beautiful website you have created for me. Not only is it up-to-date and fabulously comprehensive, but it is an aesthetic pleasure to see. I was amazed at the research effort you undertook to find some of my publications to include on the site. It represents a very high level of technical proficiency and imagination on your part. I could not be more pleased, and I look forward to continuing working with you to maintain the site.
Owen Gingerich, emeritus professor of astronomy and the history of science, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The ScienceSites project is an amazing endeavor that allows scientists to display their personal work in a way that they seldom have the opportunity to do. This has allowed me to really focus on the big question that most fascinates me and to articulate my primary research question and related questions that branch off from that in a wide variety of formats that enable me to alert others about the discoveries and provide researchers with the information and tools to join in on this research. The website also serves as an educational tool for practitioners, government agencies, and news outlets around the world who are seeking information on this topic. This is one of the coolest projects I’ve ever been part of and I’m truly thankful.
Harold Koenig, director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University Medical Center