What is SCONC?

Connecting science communicators across North Carolina.

SCONC is a professional organization founded in April 2007 in the Research Triangle of North Carolina to provide fellowship and networking among folks who bring science to the public.

We include science writers, journalists, public information officers, teachers and institutional communicators working in universities, government labs, industry, museums and schools — just about anyone interested in communicating science.

Mission Statement SCONC

SCONC is a volunteer organization that connects science communicators and cultivates a love of science across North Carolina. We welcome anyone who is interested in science communication to become a member of SCONC. We develop, support, and promote high-quality science communication through digital media and social and professional gatherings.

SCONC spring 2017 cake

To achieve this mission, our organization:

  1. Provides professional development opportunities for scientists and science communicators

  2. Facilitates regular networking events to strengthen the science communication network in North Carolina

  3. Creates public-facing events to foster a more science-savvy public

  4. Forms partnerships with other science communication organizations to share resources and best practices


    SCONC will be recognized as a leader in developing and distributing science communication tools, techniques, and talents.

Why Join Us? JOIN

Join us for networking, professional development, and to become a part of a community that is passionate about science communication! To become a SCONC member and stay up-to-date on our news, please sign up for our listserv, which is generously hosted by Sigma Xi. You will need to complete the free Sigma Xi registration through this link, which will automatically add your email to the SCONC listserv.

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