The scientific community is coming together to celebrate the many ways science has profoundly improved the lives of people worldwide, leading to solutions to our most pressing health, economic and security challenges. Research!America has joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science and other prominent organizations to partner with the March for Science on April 22. In the last month, more than 280 satellite marches across the globe have been organized with others added each day, and more than 50,000 volunteers have responded to offer assistance.
“By shining a light on science, we can create a stronger foundation for science funding, science education and science leadership,” said Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley. “Ultimately, we hope this will be the beginning of a sustained effort that will empower champions of science across the political spectrum, and stimulate greater public support of science.”
April’s events will provide opportunities for scientists from all disciplines to elevate their level of civic engagement and amplify how science serves society, accelerating medical progress, saving lives and creating a better world for the next generation.
Supporting organizations include Sigma Xi, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, American Society for Cell Biology, Consortium of Social Science Associations and ScienceDebate, among others.
For more information, visit www.marchforscience.com.