PopTech Announces Science and Public Leadership Fellows

We are delighted to announce the Science and Public Leadership Fellows; excerpts from the press release below:

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CC image of PopTech Executive Director Andrew Zolli by Kris Krug.

“The Science and Public Leadership Fellows program aims to develop a corps of highly visible and socially engaged scientific leaders who embody science as an essential way of thinking, discovering, understanding and deciding, and who can engage the public in areas of vital importance.

Starting in 2010, and each year thereafter, PopTech will select up to 20 high-potential, early- and mid-career scientists working in areas of critical importance to the U.S. and the planet, such as: energy, food, water, public health, climate change, conservation ecology, green chemistry, computing, education, oceans, and national security. Fellows will be given year-long training and skills development in communications, media training, public engagement and leadership, beginning with an initial, week-long intensive program in mid-June 2010 led by a world-class faculty of experts in these fields.

Fellows will develop relationships with leaders in communications, media and public engagement who will provide ongoing guidance and mentoring. Fellows will also be provided significant opportunities to raise their public profile and that of their work through many media, and to participate in a peer-level alumni network.

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