Science. Communication. Community.
Welcome to Figure One, a new blog providing a fresh voice on contemporary science and science culture. We’ll be addressing topics from research and policy to ethics and the craft of science writing. And we’re excited that you’ve joined us right at the beginning!
Maintained and curated by alumni of the 2012 AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Program (learn more about that here), Figure One contributors represent advanced degrees in the study of physics, geochemistry, developmental biology, bioengineering and many other fields. And though some of us will continue meaningful work in the laboratory, we’re also committed to another cause: The broad communication of sound science.
At Figure One we hope to reach a variety of readers, providing a common ground for information, thought and discussion.
We plan to post fresh content twice weekly, and for now, we’re keeping the blog open for all types of science writing. If you have an idea for a post you’d like to see or a tip for the blog, please let us know. We’re learning the ropes, and we’d love feedback!
We’re also creating an online community and creative outlet for alumni of the Mass Media Fellowship Program. At Figure One, nearly four decades of alumni can coalesce in a valuable community of knowledge, experience, and networking – a unique opportunity in the field of science communication.
If you’re an alum of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship and you’ve been thinking you’d like a low-key way to blog about science, we’d welcome your contributions – whether you’d like to write a single post or contribute every month. We only ask that posts be short (200-500 words), and topical.
Have a question? Want to learn more? Please contact Rebecca Widiss and/or Jessica Stoller-Conrad at their shared blog address (email@example.com) for further information.