Much attention has been focused on the gloom and doom of science funding, and some may be losing sight of the power of research. This is a perfect time to explain and remind people how scientists can save the world. In a session sponsored by the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee, Tania Baker, Darlene Cavalier, and Craig Mello each discussed the incredible discoveries that are saving millions of lives, and how science holds many of the solutions to problems like hunger, health, and sustainability.
With all of this winning research, you might wonder why researchers and engineers aren’t becoming cheerleaders. Well…
Darlene Cavalier, founder of the Science Cheerleaders, helps break down stereotypes of researchers, promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and engages the public in research and science policy.
We can all be cheerleaders for science by engaging our own local communities and sharing the exciting research taking place at our institutions!
Learn a few ways you can engage the community by reading Shannadora’s post on the interactome.