The war on science is over. Our planet was the Biggest Loser. For almost a decade, scientific knowledge about climate change, evolution, and “drill baby drill” was ignored by those who just wanted to make more money. Now we’re part of a brave new world.
The White House has put basic research science and science education high up on its list of priorities. The scientists are learning en masse how to share what they know with the general public. Grassroots efforts to engage more children in science, engineering and technology careers are booming.
Stern Communications is at the forefront of this effort to explain the science behind our everyday lives. We have or are working with most of the big players. Here are just a few examples:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Stern Communications has helped AAAS with multiple projects – one in particular is the develop of its Science Inside brand which transforms the science of alcohol, skin, diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other common chronic illnesses into concise information for the general public.
USA Science & Engineering Festival
The first national science celebration was held in Washington, DC, October of 2010 and drew more than 800,000 people throughout the country to a wide array of festivals and events. Stern Communications worked on advertising and PR strategies, media barter deals and buys, and an outreach campaign to media and the general public. See Our Work section for more information.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Aimee won two grants and one four-year contract to help NSF with communications about its education research and programs. We know NSF well and admire the work that it does, within a very complicated system.
Coalition on Public Understanding of Science
Communications outreach lead to the general public for this network of 800 science education organizations including colleges and universities, professional societies, K-12 schools, etc. Developed and helped manage a Meet the Scientist program for the DC-area with the National Science Teachers’ Association.