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.

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Science Policy Nanocourse

This 4-day nanocourse, offered in January 2021, introduces the role of science and technology in creating public policy, and the governance of the U.S. scientific enterprise. Students will learn how science and policy interact, engage with outside experts, and build professional skills.

Open to Harvard STEM graduate students and postdocs.

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.