Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

Take a peek with us over the horizon into the latest research on our environment and health.


EHN.org has teamed with Advancing Green Chemistry and the Science Communication Network to bring new findings, science and perspectives from up-and-coming scientists nationwide.

Be proactive; get smart. Learn ahead of anyone else what's impacting your health and our planet, from leading experts on these subjects.

About this science series

Each year, up to 10 outstanding researchers from fields of green chemistry/engineering and the environmental health sciences are selected to serve as Science Fellows. They bring a wide range of experiences and intimate understanding of diverse disciplines, which we capture here in a series of posts, interviews and videos.

Take a tour of the latest posts and videos in our series on our website. Worth your time....

The fellowship

The Advancing Green Chemistry Science Communication Fellowship program trains future scientific leaders to engage with journalists and the public about rapidly evolving research associated with safer materials and a healthy future (green chemistry/engineering and environmental health sciences).

Each year, up to 10 outstanding researchers from fields of green chemistry/engineering and the environmental health sciences serve as Fellows. They bring with them a wide range of experiences and intimate understanding of diverse disciplines. During the year-long program, they develop the essential skills to convey in plain and engaging language important research findings. In the process, the Fellows gain a wider world view and make important connections with one another and with new scientific ideas.

Now, more than ever, it is important that scientists help the public value science and its role in shaping our future.

The Fellowship is for early-career scientists (post doctoral researchers, recent assistant/associate professors, etc.) seeking to communicate effectively about complex science, without "dumbing it down", so that it may have more value and impact.

Over the course of a year, fellows work with media professionals and coaches to practice presenting and being interviewed about research each month. By the end, fellows are excellent at serving as science experts for journalists, presenting research to a variety of non-science audiences, and speaking through a variety of media.

Communication skills learned help not only advance the science, but the scientist. The program encourages fellows to explore their personal goals and provides opportunities to work with a coach to develop the necessary leadership skills to advance their careers.

Learn more about the program and sign up here.

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