March for Science Atlanta, 2019

Georgia scientists and supporters took to the streets to march for science on April 22nd, 2017. It was an unforgettable display of advocacy that brought in over 4,000 people. Organizers however knew the problematic culture of labeling science and facts “fake news” wouldn’t go away so they made plans to grow as an institution in order to continue advocating for science. Organizers began the process of filing for non-profit status as ‘Science for Georgia, Inc’, with a mission to “improve communication among scientists and the public, increase public engagement with science, and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy” in Georgia. It has operated as a non-profit… Read More

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Science in Georgia

By Claire Jarvis, PhD Claire Jarvis is a science writer based in Atlanta, GA. You can follow Claire on LinkedIn and on Twitter @StAndrewsLynx If you were asked, “What cool science takes place in Georgia?” you might need time to think about your answer. The Peach State has many claims to fame…but its science sector isn’t usually what comes to mind. However, there are plenty of scientists here, doing interesting and unique research. What are Georgia’s scientific strengths? Public Health The city of Atlanta hosts both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Carter Center. Both of these institutions focus on disease prevention in the US and abroad. To… Read More

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Scientifically Speaking: Hypothesis & Theory

Common understanding For many of us, theory and hypothesis mean the same thing: a “guess” at how or why something is the way it is. Once it is confirmed, it stops becoming a “theory / hypothesis”, and becomes “fact”. For example, in a murder mystery, the theory / hypothesis would be “the butler did it” because he was in debt and the murder victim’s antique coins are missing. When investigators find the butler’s fingerprints on the handle of the gun, the stolen coins in the butler’s home, and a witness comes forward with pictures of the butler burying the murder victim, it becomes “fact”. Scientific meaning For scientists, a hypothesis… Read More

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Introducing: Science for Georgia

Science for Georgia was created in the wake of the March for Science movement to spread curiosity and a love of science to everyone throughout this beautiful state. We at Science for Georgia want to evolve and encourage responsible use of science in policy making. To do that, we need your help. We are so excited to announce that we are becoming a non-profit! We will continue coordinating with March for Science at the national and global level to provide a platform for advocating responsible use of evidence in policy-making. Gaining 501(c)(3) status helps us use your donations more efficiently to bring you even more great events throughout the year.… Read More

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