Listen. Learn. Lead.

The Scientific Citizenship Initiative makes science more socially responsive and responsible by empowering scientists to collaboratively engage with and lead their communities and society.

“This is the future of science education. Our students will…learn the skills, perspectives, and relationships that they need to truly make the world a better place.”
─ Angela DePace, SCI founder and faculty director

Our Projects

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Massachusetts State House Fellowship

A mentored opportunity for Harvard graduate STEM students to bring their scientific knowledge to the Massachusetts State House. Work with state legislators on science-related policies and have a meaningful impact on public policy.

This is a half-time, 10 week summer program.

Participants in a nanocourse listen to a teammate

Ethics and Governance Nanocourses

This nanocourse series confronts students with the ethical, communication and leadership dilemmas linked to the implementation of biotechnology. Practice your teamwork and interpersonal skills and explore career options outside academia.

Offered to STEM students.

Meet The Team

Our initiative is comprised of faculty, fellows and staff with complementary expertise.


Our Partners

SCI teams up with different experts and institutes to deliver a meaningful impact to the scientific community and society a large.