ABOUT US

Driven by creativity and curiosity.

WHAT

A volunteer organization founded in 2007 in the Research Triangle of North Carolina.

WHY

To connect science communicators and cultivate a love of science across North Carolina.

HOW

We develop, support and promote high-quality science communication through digital media and in-person gatherings.

WHO

From scientists and writers to teachers, students, and university staff… in other words, just about anyone interested in communicating science.

OUR HISTORY

When the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) held its first meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2007, the purpose was to gauge people’s interest in getting together informally and talking about science. The gathering of about 50 people that evening reflected the diverse community of science lovers living in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, also known as the “Research Triangle.” Science writers, teachers, university staff, science museum curators, scientists, and everyone else interested in communicating science mingled and talked shop, while enjoying a delicious spread of food and drink. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina hosted the affair, an outing that would be a prelude to an organization that has spent the last 15 years cultivating a love of science across the state.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BRADLEY ALLF

Social Media Officer

ROBIN ARNETTE

Programming Committee

STEPHANIE BATALIS

Programming Committee

KARL BATES

Founding Board Member

MARLA BROADFOOT

President Emerita

MARIE CLAIRE CHELINI

Programming Committee

JENNIFER WESTON COX

Treasurer

MICHELLE JEWELL

President

Member Engagement Officer

CHECO RORIE

Partnerships Officer

AMANDA ROSSILLO

Communications Officer

FENELLA SAUNDERS

Communications Officer

BRIAN SOUTHWELL

Programming Committee

INTERNS

Now accepting applications for the SCONC internship program!

FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

FORMER INTERNS

  • Katey Ahmann
  • Greer Arthur
  • Thania Benios 
  • Chris Brodie (co-founder)
  • Christine Brown 
  • Russ Campbell (co-founder)
  • Helen Chickering
  • Cathy Clabby 
  • Nate DeGraff 
  • Ernie Hood (president emeritus)
  • Eleanor Hook
  • Lindsay Key
  • David Kroll 
  • Holly Menninger
  • Abby Olena 
  • Tamara Poles
  • Katie Stember
  • Jamie Vernon
  • Jory Weintraub
  • Anton Zuiker 
  • Laetitia Meyrueix 
  • Siyun Lee
  • Amanda Rossillo

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