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.

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

A network of experts in reproductive and children’s environmental health.

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.

Amphibian Foundation

Protecting Amphibians and their Habitat. The Amphibian Foundation is dedicated to connecting individuals, communities & organizations in order to create & implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis.

The Ray

The Ray is a proving ground for the evolving ideas and technologies that will transform the transportation infrastructure of the future, and it starts on 18 miles of West Georgia’s I-85, and the land and communities surrounding it.

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.

Emory GIVE

Fostering civic responsibility and engagement from the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) community at Emory through outreach activities with the hope of developing a deeper connection within the Atlanta community.

Citizens' Climate Education

Citizens’ Climate Education is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

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

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.

Center for Sustainable Communities

Making communities greener, cleaner, healthier, safer and more climate resilient through an equity and environmental justice lens.

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.

Atlanta Science Festival

Dedicated to bringing people together through the wonder of science. Founded in 2014 by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Metro Atlanta Chamber, the organization produces the annual Atlanta Science Festival and several year-round initiatives called Science ATL.

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 Adopt-a-Stream

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream encourages individuals and communities to monitor and/or improve sections of streams, wetlands, lakes or estuaries through several types of involvement.

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

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.

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Our 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.