About

Mission

The Rochester NY March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

Objectives

Advance the use of evidence in policymaking processes
We will develop projects and resources that increase public support, action, and mobilization for science advocacy and science-based policy at all levels.

Empower meaningful engagement between science and society
We will promote open, effective and respectful lines of communication between scientists and their communities, and craft initiatives that improve access to the scientific process and STE(A)M education.

Foster diversity and inclusivity in all areas of science and science policy
We will embed these values into our organization and all March for Science initiatives, and develop targeted actions and outreach strategies that address the disproportionate impacts of policymaking and institutional biases on disadvantaged communities.

Build a global community of science advocates
We will build a unique, cross-sector global network with the capacity to connect communities and coordinate advocacy.

Who We Are

We are an entirely volunteer organization. Our directors are students, educators, scientists, and community members who believe that Rochester’s vibrant scientific economy and communities are worth fighting for.

Stephanie Gallant – President
Eric Koski – Vice President
Joseph Lawson – Treasurer
Emma Grygotis – Secretary
Gail Seigel – Diversity Chair
Scott Franklin
Amanda Genaux-Hauser
Carol Kellogg
Rebecca Shultz
Beverly Wing