BECAUSE A THRIVING DEMOCRACY REQUIRES A THRIVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY.

SCi is an organization led by scientists who love science. We believe science is at its best when it works for everyone.

WHAT WE DO

AT SCI, WE DEVELOP NEW APPROACHES TO STEM TRAINING AND WORK TO SHIFT SCIENCE CULTURE.

We know from our own experiences that current graduate education doesn’t provide the skills, mindsets, and working knowledge to participate effectively in public work.

SCi was created out of student demand for a more socially-minded science education.

We provide STEM students with the training needed to become effective leaders of change.

We support faculty with resources to enhance mentorship and elevate their own classrooms.

We study science culture and best practices to bolster our scientific institutions.

We create new ways for scientists to serve communities and for communities to inform science.

Our Approach

OUR APPROACH IS HUMAN-CENTERED AND DATA-DRIVEN.

We collaborate with diverse partners to create, test, and export new learning opportunities that impart the essential skills to grapple with society’s greatest challenges.

WHO WE WORK WITH

ARE YOU A STEM GRADUATE STUDENT WANTING TO BUILD NEW SKILLS?

SCi offers classes, both online and in-person, on ethics, science policy, community engagement, and more. Our curriculum uses interactive pedagogy and simulated scenarios to provide theoretical efficiency and practical skills.

Are you a student wanting to be of service?

At SCi, we believe students need to be able to practice what they learn. Our service-based fellowship programs provide real-world opportunities for students to work alongside various communities.

Are you here because you think science should be more inclusive and equitable?

SCi is dedicated to creating an inclusive scientific culture that is representative of the communities it’s meant to serve. To shape our programs and hold ourselves accountable, we use multidisciplinary research approaches to define best practices of scientific citizenship.

Are you a science educator?

We believe everyone should benefit from learning scientific citizenship. Contact us to explore a partnership.

Our Impact

IN THE 3 YEARS SINCE SCI’S INCEPTION, WE HAVE DELIVERED MULTIPLE COURSES, SERVED HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS, AND SUPPORTED 12 FELLOWS.

We are always working to expand our programs and make them accessible to all learners. We continue to work toward institutional change with partnerships across Harvard and beyond.

Questions?