It’s been a busy first year for Science Sandbox.
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Speaking of busy, what else is new? We’re glad you asked:
- We’ve launched a new series of videos and articles called Stories of Impact, which profile the work of some of our awardees and partners. Watch how a group known as MICRO is reinventing and increasing access to the science museum experience. Explore more Stories of Impact here.
- We’ve supported the development and production of a number of new films and digital series this year, which we’re excited to share with you soon. In the meantime, get a sneak peek at some of these projects here.
- Speaking of films, we’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Sundance Institute, which will enable us to offer grants, workshops and other opportunities for independent artists seeking to uncover and explore the intrinsic link between science and culture through innovative storytelling. Learn more.
- We had our inaugural advisory board meeting earlier this year and got critical feedback on our strategies moving forward. Meet our eclectic group of advisers here.
- Our science programming at Pioneer Works hit something of a high-water mark last month, when well over 1,000 guests packed the Brooklyn cultural center for a discussion about artificial intelligence. Freshly minted Nobel laureate Rainer Weiss will appear in conversation there next month. Learn about the origins of that program from Janna Levin, director of sciences at Pioneer Works, who tells the story of how a popular science series emerged from an abandoned factory warehouse.
- Science Sandbox awardee Guerilla Science brought astrophysics and neuroscience to the nearly 40,000 attendees of the Oregon Eclipse 2017 festival in August. A committee of researchers assembled by the National Science Foundation were on-site to assess the impact of these interactions, as part of their Advancing Informal STEM Learning initiative. In addition, Paramount Players have secured the movie rights to the book “Vacation Guide to the Solar System,” written by Guerilla Science Director of Operations Olivia Koski, and former Science Sandbox at New Lab fellow Jana Grcevich. The book is based on Guerilla Science’s “Intergalactic Travel Bureau” experience.
- We launched a new fellowship program at Brooklyn’s New Lab to develop new projects that connect science, technology and research to society. Meet past and present fellows and get info on how to apply for future cohorts here.
- Explore all programs supported by Science Sandbox here.
We’re excited to share more projects with you as they develop. In the meantime, we hope our paths cross soon — either online or in person.
Let’s go tardigrading.
(Greg, Jill, John & Sam)