Watch: Alan Alda on Science Sandbox

The Science Sandbox Advisory Board reacts to the team’s mission

Alan Alda reacts to the Science Sandbox mission, and explains why science communication is a “two-way street.”

To help forge thoughtful partnerships with organizations that push meaningful science engagement forward, Science Sandbox seeks guidance from an eclectic and esteemed team of advisors who are visionaries across a wide spectrum of expertise.

In May 2017, the Science Sandbox team gathered members of their advisory board, and asked them to consider questions such as, “What does it mean to think like a scientist,” and “How can scientific thinking be used as a tool to make decisions?”

Watch more short takes from the meeting and meet other advisory board members here.

A seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Alan Alda is a passionate and uniquely effective science communicator. In addition to his many acclaimed acting roles —including as Hawkeye Pierce in the classic TV series M*A*S*H — Alda hosted the two award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers and The Human Spark. He has won the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal, the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, and the Scientific American lifetime achievement award, among other honors. He is currently a visiting professor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.