Science outreach and communication

The ASBMB organizes science communication and outreach activities and develops tools, resources and opportunities for members to improve their science communication and public engagement skills. These efforts are spearheaded by the Science Outreach and Communication Committee.

Outreach spotlight

Seeding your future workshop

Seeding your future workshop

Shepherd University’s Haley Albright, sat down for an interview with Adriana Norris of the ASBMB SOCC to discuss her experience with implementing a successful outreach project for grade-school students in a lab setting. Albright talks about sparking an interest with her audience by tying in real-world science to her lessons, and her passion in keeping young students engaged in STEM.

Science outreach and communication news
Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Seattle-area high school students will be the Science Outreach and Communication Committee’s guests of honor on Community Day at Discover BMB.

Society news briefs: September 2022

If you’re a member, you should be in the know. Find out everything that’s been going on lately with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Working as an environmental educator

Maija Niemisto teaches and conducts research on the Hudson River.

‘N*Gen’ brings science to TV sets in Africa

After the pandemic closed schools in Uganda and around the world, this educational show was created organically from conversations with teachers, science experts and children.

Silence is not an option

Members of the ASBMB Maximizing Access Committee write in response to the massacre of Black Americans in Buffalo, N.Y.

How to get involved in science outreach

Our academic careers columnist writes about how students, postdocs and professors can get involved in the essential work of outreach while keeping their day jobs.

Opportunities from the ASBMB


The Art of Science Communication

An online course that provides fundamental training in science communication.


Science Outreach and Communication Grant

A memberwide grant to encourage new or existing science outreach and communication activities.


Student Chapter Outreach Grant

Funding for outreach activities in addition to exclusive access to expertise and resources from the Science Outreach and Communication Committee.


Science in a Flash

Learn about the 2022 flash talk competition winners and watch their presentations.

Virtual events and workshops


Debunking misinformation about your science

John Cook, founder of Skeptical Science website, discusses debunking strategies for misinformation that occurs within biochemistry and molecular biology topics.

Virtual event

Shaping the Narrative: Effective science communication in the COVID-19 era

A panel discussion about how scientists can use their credibility and critical thinking to cut through the noise and guide the national COVID-19 dialogue.


Science in a Flash: How to give a successful flash talk

If you had just one figure, three minutes and a microphone to describe your research — could you do it?

Science outreach

ASBMB science outreach experts discussed how the current virtual environment has motivated a transformative approach to doing science outreach.

Get involved in science outreach

Student Chapter Outreach Grant

Up to $500 in support of outreach activities in a chapter's local community.

Activity manuals and guides for K-12 outreach

How-to guides, activities and manuals created for scientists seeking successful hands-on science experiments for K–12 outreach and education.

Outreach resources

List of organizations that provide guidance and offer funding for conducting science outreach.

How-to guides for effective science communication


Science in a Flash: How to give a successful flash talk

If you had just one figure, three minutes and a microphone to describe your research — could you do it?

How to write a press release

A press release should be clear, concise, engaging and accessible to nonexpert readers.

How to start a science cafe

Science cafes aim to provide members of the public the opportunity to interact with scientists in a casual, nonprofessional setting.

Share your science outreach initiative!

As a member, let us help you promote your outreach efforts and initiatives. Are you doing science outreach in your community? Are you running your own science café or creating a program that you know will make an impact and want to share it? We want to know about it!

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