Scientists and the public vitally depend on each other.
Just as the scientific breakthroughs made 30 years ago shape our lives now, the progress being made all around us today will shape our futures. In the same vein, this progress depends on public support of scientific endeavors and responsible consideration of their implications for society and our daily lives. And yet, most of what the public knows about ongoing science comes to us indirectly, from press offices, journalists, or businesses. It can be challenging for the public and policy makers to distinguish between sensational and informed claims without training, support, and access. Scientists and non-scientists face a growing cultural gap that is bad for all of us.
The People's Science is designed to reduce this gap, through a centralized, interactive collection of projects that are accessible, empirically informed, and built on the foundation of collaboration between researchers, designers, educators, and the public.
Our mission is to design, develop, and host projects to cultivate dialogue between researchers and the public, provide cutting-edge educational training and resources, promote responsible application and research literacy, and improve the relationship between science and society.
Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.
Founder, The People’s Science