Introducing the Inaugural PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellows

We are very proud to announce the 2010 Class of Science and Public Leadership Fellows – eighteen exceptionally talented and accomplished scientific leaders.

The Fellows are working in areas of critical importance such as energy, food supply sustainability, water, public health, climate change, conservation ecology, green chemistry, computing, education, oceans, and national security.

The program aims to develop a corps of emerging scientific leaders who can effectively communicate with and engage the public in their work and the importance of their fields.

Photography by John Santerre

The 2010 Fellows first met in August at the Banbury Center of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. That kickoff event began a longer term process of providing training, mentorship and access to a powerful social network – comprised of scientific media, corporate and academic leaders – and opportunities for public leadership and engagement.

Photography by John Santerre

The Fellows were identified after a year-long outreach effort that put us in touch with some of the most esteemed research institutions in the world and a network of renowned scientific advisors.

This vital program would not be possible without PopTech’s partners and supporters, including Microsoft Research, Intel, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, National Geographic, National Science Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the New York Academy of Sciences.

The Fellows will be presenting at PopTech 2010 (registrations available here), but in the meantime, learn more about who they are and what they do.

We are delighted to welcome the Fellows into the PopTech network!

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