Partners for the Harvard March for Science on April 22, 2017:
Suggested organizations to get involved with after the march:
There are lots of organizations doing a lot of great work. Here are some suggested organizations to contact:
GSAS Action Coalition
The Harvard GSAS Action Coalition is a graduate student organization that is committed to taking action on issues of social justice and environmental policy. We connect GSAS students across disciplines to work together on issues of common interest and immediate concern. We meet as a group at the beginning of each month to plan three actions we will take the following month. Examples of actions include (but are not limited to): organizing op-ed workshops for writing in hometown and local papers, attending local rallies, and convening an interdisciplinary working group for expert advocacy on topical issues. Though much of our membership is drawn from GSAS any Harvard affiliates and community members are welcome to join!
FACTS Team MA
We are a group of scientists and concerned citizens with a mission to actively support and promote evidence-based decision making for the benefit of all people. Our goals are to increase understanding and maintain integrity of science and facts, support maintenance of scientific funding and programs, support open communication and interaction of U.S. scientists with each other, with international colleagues, with our elected officials, and with the public collaborate across the political spectrum in a non-partisan way. We look forward to planning next steps together.
Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)
Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) is a graduate student organization dedicated to the personal, academic, and professional development of women in natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering at Harvard University. HGWISE aims to enhance the graduate experience for women in science and engineering at Harvard by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and mentoring, as well as developing a meaningful community for women scientists. We welcome you to subscribe to our listserve and join us at an event this year!
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos (Hispanics) and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS at Harvard is part of the SACNAS National Organization (http://sacnas.org/), a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of underrepresented scientists: Chicano and Chicana, Native American, African American, Latino and Latina, Asian American, Pacific Islander, as well as groups from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation, and LGBTQ. SACNAS at Harvard, from college students to professionals, is committed to creating a supportive academic environment for students in the STEM field at all levels and from all backgrounds to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. Any scientist or aspiring scientist that wants to be a part of our multicultural and multidisciplinary community should join! We are a community of scientists to help your experience at Harvard by providing mentors, professional development and outreach opportunities, social events across STEM fields, and a supportive environment to present your academic ideas. E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
AAAS Force for Science
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals: enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public; promote and defend the integrity of science and its use, strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise; provide a voice for science on societal issues; promote the responsible use of science in public policy; strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce; foster education in science and technology for everyone; increase public engagement with science and technology; and advance international cooperation in science.
We are members of the STEM Community, grassroots supporters, and political activists committed to bring innovation to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, aggressively advocate for real solutions to climate change and elect more STEM-trained candidates to public offic
Science in the News
Science in the News (SITN) is a graduate student organization based at Harvard University with two primary goals: 1) to bridge the gap in knowledge between scientists and the general public through effective, transparent communication, and 2) to train a new generation of graduate students in STEM fields to more effectively communicate their work. To achieve these goals, we provide graduate students with hands-on communication training to engage with members of the broader community through a variety of media. Over the past seventeen years, we have implemented two seminar series, online written content and an art gallery on our blog, monthly science cafes with local faculty, podcasts, a free daylong science conference, a model organism zoo, and, most recently, outreach programs in collaboration with Boston public schools and Boston’s Museum of Science. Find us at http://sitnboston.com to check out these initiatives and more!