Scientific thinking is for everyone, everywhere, every day. We believe that it’s part of everyone — an innate ability. It’s not something we need to teach.
We need to unlock it.
You don’t have to be a scientist to think like a scientist. We believe that empowering more people to use science as a tool for making better decisions can have far-reaching positive effects throughout society.
Science is a fluid, ever-changing process of exploration, experimentation and learning that simply does not follow a straight path. Science is inherently unpredictable. It’s surprising. Confusing. Engaging. Creative.
We are champions and advocates of innovators seeking to reach the greatest number of people possible — especially those least impacted by traditional science education. We provide a mix of resources that amplify our awardees’ impact: funding, mentorship, networking support and help in building awareness.
Science Sandbox isn’t just a source of funding for worthy projects. We are an active, collaborative partner helping to push meaningful science engagement forward.
Bruce Alberts is a Lasker Award-winning biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science education. Alberts is the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. A former two-term president…Read more
Majora Carter is an internationally recognized urban revitalization strategy consultant and real estate developer, who was named one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. She is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a MacArthur ‘genius’ fellow, and a graduate of the Bronx High…Read more