ScienceRewired is a philanthropic initiative conceived by media140 that promotes public engagement in science through digital and social technologies across science education, science communication and citizen science. Our mission is to act as the bridge between the non-technical science practitioners and the digital domain to look at science from new perspectives and help educate and empower individuals in such a way as to create significant positive change in the world.
Our goals are to
- Create events and opportunities that will inspire scientists to develop innovative and effective ways to communicate science in society,
- Act as a bridge between public science engagement and research institutions seeking to leverage citizen science initiatives and open data,
- Develop a community of science communicators and researchers eager to understand more about the use of digital technologies in science communication,
- Support the development of innovative ways in engaging citizen scientists in the use of digtial and social technologies,
- Provide a platform for science communicators to construct a space where public science engagement contributes to a better world through scientific endeavors and new digital frontiers.
Get involved with sciencerewired as a volunteer, partner or event organiser.
WHO ARE ScienceRewired?
Co-founder and Executive producer
||Andrew conceived and founded media140 in May 2009, as Europe’s first ‘real-time’ web conference. Andrew created media140 as an initiative to raise money to race the 25th Marathon des Sables for Mencap UK, which he ran in April 2010. After building the organisation in to an international events and communications platform he is now putting his knowledge and experience into new projects: ScienceRewired being the first one.
Andrew’s background spans digital communications, broadcasting, product design, creative design and global event management with experience at BSkyB, Apple Computers and British Telecommunications Plc.
Find Ande at @andegregson
||In 2004 Kendall graduated with honours in Environmental Politics and International Relations from the University of Sydney, after completing her thesis which examined the social and political factors contributing to tiger depopulation in India.
Her passion for the environment, and threatened species conservation in particular, lead her to work for WWF over a number of years on issues ranging from: the Bioregionalisation of the Southern Ocean; Threatened Species Network community grants; the ecological crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin; conservation planning for the Southwest Australia Ecoregion; sustainable livelihoods; and in 2011-2012 she was Communications Manager for WWF-South Pacific in the Fiji Islands.
In 2010 Kendall founded Kindness by Design, a blog which champions designers of all types who approach their work from an eco-friendly and ethical standpoint.
Find Kendall at @EcoDesignGirl