AGU was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences for more than 50 years. The Voices for Science is a program AGU launched in 2018 that centers around training scientists to address the critical need for communicating the value and impact of Earth and space science to key decision makers, journalists, and public audiences. The program recruits scientists to participate in one of two tracks: policy or communications. The Voices for Science program provides scientists interested in science communications and outreach with specialized training to hone their skills. Throughout the twelve-month program, participants work directly with AGU staff to conduct regular outreach activities with a variety of audiences in their local communities.
Our very own EEB Graduate Student from the Kremer lab, Brandon Chan, has been identified to the 2022 Voices for Science Program. AGU President Susan Lozier noted, “Brandon’s enthusiasm for developing and using communication and advocacy skills as part of the 2022 Voices for Science program shows a tremendous dedication to promoting science for the benefit of the scientific community and humanity at large, and AGU would like to commend him.”
The UCLA Department of EEB congratulates Brandon for this achievement.