Brains & Behavior is excited to announce the creation of a new chapter of the international science communication initiative, NeuWrite.
According to the flagship, “NeuWrite is an international network of scientists, writers, radio producers, filmmakers, and artists, [whose] mission is to develop novel strategies for communicating science to general audiences.”
HISTORY OF ATLANTA CHAPTER
Although both originally trained as neuroscientists, B&B Fellow Greg Suess and B&B Associate Director Liz Weaver share a passion for neuroscience communication. Working together on many science communication projects in the past, Liz and Greg began noticing an increasing interest in neuroscience communication at Georgia State University. After attending a national NeuWrite meeting at the Society for Neuroscience, and gauging local interest in a regional chapter, Greg & Liz founded the NeuWrite Atlanta Chapter.
VISION & MISSION STATEMENT
NeuWrite Atlanta Chapter’s mission is to elevate neuroscience knowledge by accurately communicating content across multiple media platforms and workshopping individual pieces to be published in science publishing outlets, while fostering collaboration between neuroscientists & writers to improve the science communication skills of its individual members.
NeuWrite Atlanta includes individual members that are welcome to attend monthly meetings. NeuWrite Atlanta’s Advisory Board consists of group leaders from multiple institutions:
Georgia State University
- Greg Suess, Neuroscience B&B Fellow [Group Leader]
- Elizabeth Weaver II, Associate Director, Brains & Behavior Area of Focus [Group Leader]
NeuWrite Atlanta welcomes individual members from academic institutions, private companies, government agencies, and freelancers. There is no fee to join. Please send us an firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiry.