Partners - Past & Present
About Our Partners
AAAS Local Science Engagement Network
The Local Science Engagement Network (LSEN) is a partnership of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science for Georgia. LSEN aims to elevate the voice of science and the use of evidence in civic society and policy discussion. LSEN will recruit cohorts of local science advocates; provide training and guidance in science communication, civic engagement and effective advocacy; engage with local decision-makers on how science can inform the deliberative process (in policy, program and practice); and develop locally relevant content to help facilitate these engagements.
Atlanta Science Tavern
If you are excited by science - but not necessarily a science professional - and you live in the Atlanta area, then the Atlanta Science Tavern is the meetup for you. Our program is centered on a fourth Saturday of the month meeting at Manuel's Tavern, which features a speaker - typically a scientist from a nearby university or research center - who presents his or her work to a smart general audience of science enthusiasts. We also host occasional presentations as part of our ongoing Young Researchers Series, which features talks by graduate students and postdocs.
Break the Cycle
BCHD is a non-profit established to address the health, environmental, socio-economic, and ecological disparities of health for children living under adverse social and economic circumstances in communities, including young/emerging adults, women, and those living in disadvantaged circumstances in particular those with developmental disabilities.
Black Science Coalition and Institute
The Black Science Coalition and Institute was established in 2019 with the mission to foster scientific interest, research, skepticism, and objectivity in Black and historically underrepresented communities. B-SCI hopes to become a premier scientific organization for aspiring or established Black and underrepresented scientists in an effort to push the boundaries for all people and scientific discovery.
IEEE Women in Engineering
The mission of IEEE WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide. The primary focus of the Atlanta WIE Section is to encourage young women and girls to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. . By personally interacting with girls before they start college, we give them the opportunity to meet successful, enthusiastic women who work in STEM fields and can share what they love about their careers.
AWIS Georgia Chapter
Georgia Chapter (AWIS-GA) exists to champion the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive systemic transformation, we strive to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential through fair compensation without discrimination, equitable advancement without bias, exposure to successful role models in leadership positions, and recognition and respect for scientific and leadership achievements. AWIS-GA operates for charitable and educational purposes only.
Emory Science Advocacy Network
Graduate student group at Emory University that advocates for biomedical research funding and science-based policy making. EScAN also provides a forum for graduate students interested in gaining the skills needed to prepare them for a career in the science policy field.
500 Women Scientists ATL Pod
The local pod of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization 500 Women Scientists. 500WS is an unapologetically feminist grassroots women in science organization which serves society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible. The mission of our local pod is to connect and empower women in STEM and our supporters in the Atlanta area, to increase scientific literacy through public engagement, and to advocate for both science and equality.
The Xylom is an award-winning student-led nonprofit creating personal stories of science and humanity. They publish weekly personal essays from contributors in over 25 countries and regions, feature science stories, and a weekly newsletter curating the best science stories in the American South and beyond.
Out in STEM
A national organization that aims to empower LGBTQ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy. oSTEM has almost 90 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States including 2 chapters in Georgia, oSTEM at Agnes Scott and Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech.
Since 2014, Community Guilds has focused on delivering an innovative, gap-closing approach to education through its mobile makerspace, STE(A)M Truck. STE(A)M Truck provides programming critical to building non-cognitive skills and igniting excitement about learning and pathways to career and college, using experiential learning anchored in STE(A)M concepts. STE(A)M Truck also strikes a chord with educators, who become inspired themselves by the programming and the impact on their students, and leave better-equipped to bring similar instructional concepts and methodologies into the classroom.
One Hundred Miles
One Hundred Miles is a 501(c)3 coastal advocacy organization with a mission to protect and preserve Georgia’s 100-mile coast through advocacy, education, and citizen engagement. Led by a dedicated staff of ten and a committed nine-member Board of Directors, One Hundred Miles focuses on core issues of water and wetlands, land use, changing climate, and wildlife.
Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action (GCCA) is a coalition of health professionals and health organizations concerned about the impacts of climate change on Georgia residents, especially those in vulnerable populations. GCCA was founded in response to health harms that patients are already experiencing and that health professionals are witnessing in patient care settings and communities throughout Georgia. We will prepare ourselves and our colleagues to practice in a changing climate—one with new threats to patient health and shifting patterns of disease.
Science Debate asks candidates, elected officials, the public and the media to focus more on science policy issues of vital importance to modern life. As a registered 501(c)(3), Science Debate is nonpartisan. We encourage everyone to ask their candidates to discuss and debate their science and technology policies for the well-being of our nation and society.
Women in Bio. Atlanta.
The Atlanta chapter of WIB was founded in 2012, to cater to the women in the burgeoning life sciences sector here. WIB-Atlanta provides women a space to interact and exchange information and ideas, through a wide range of social gatherings and educational workshops. Our membership base includes women researchers, sales, law professionals, business, technology transfer specialists, supportive staff, policy experts, doctors, medical/science communicators, educators and other experts.
Georgia Science Teachers Association
GSTA is committed to supporting excellence in science teaching for the students of Georgia. GSTA works to CONNECT, INFORM, SUPPORT, and ADVOCATE for science teachers in Georgia. We also seek to PARTNER with like-minded formal and informal science education organizations to further GSTA’s mission and goals.
- Build a cross-discipline community that is focused on solving Georgians’ problems by using evidence-based solutions.
- Amplify the voice of the science and technology community by identifying shared goals and by providing a platform for cooperative advocacy.