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Scientists Must Engage the Community

The world is full of difficult problems that have been or can be solved using science. Right now, these solutions go unheard or worse: ignored. The long-growing trend of miscommunication and distrust between scientists and the public means that scientists need to reframe how they participate in public dialogue. Science for Georgia is working to…

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Science for Georgia: Connecting All People with Science to Build Trust

Earning the Trust of Georgia. There is a fundamental disconnect between the scientific community and the public it serves. At Science for Georgia, our goal is to fix this disconnect using three different approaches: (1) to improve communication between scientists and the public, (2) increase public engagement with science, and (3) advocate for the responsible…

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March for Science Atlanta, 2019

Georgia scientists and supporters took to the streets to march for science on April 22nd, 2017. It was an unforgettable display of advocacy that brought in over 4,000 people. Organizers however knew the problematic culture of labeling science and facts “fake news” wouldn’t go away so they made plans to grow as an institution in…

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Science in Georgia

By Claire Jarvis, PhD Claire Jarvis is a science writer based in Atlanta, GA. You can follow Claire on LinkedIn and on Twitter @StAndrewsLynx If you were asked, “What cool science takes place in Georgia?” you might need time to think about your answer. The Peach State has many claims to fame…but its science sector isn’t usually…

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Scientifically Speaking: Hypothesis & Theory

Common understanding For many of us, theory and hypothesis mean the same thing: a “guess” at how or why something is the way it is. Once it is confirmed, it stops becoming a “theory / hypothesis”, and becomes “fact”. For example, in a murder mystery, the theory / hypothesis would be “the butler did it”…

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Introducing: Science for Georgia

Science for Georgia was created in the wake of the March for Science movement to spread curiosity and a love of science to everyone throughout this beautiful state. We at Science for Georgia want to evolve and encourage responsible use of science in policy making. To do that, we need your help. We are so…

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