Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a nonprofit science advocacy organization based in the United States. The UCS puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, they combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
Science Soapbox was born from three graduate students’ realization that there are few centralized, accessible platforms providing the public with information and resources about scientific research funding in the US. As scientists, they found their research intimately tied to the state of science policy and funding in the federal government. As citizens, they want to be better informed about the governing bodies, agencies, and individuals who set the scientific goals for the nation. Learn more