Profiles in Science Engagement with Faith Communities

We spoke with a diverse range of practicing scientists and science communicators about their engagement activities with faith communities, all sharing the themes of being strategic, being respectful, and being human.
  • Date Published

    August 16, 2020

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As part of the Engaging Scientists project, we spoke with a diverse range of practicing scientists and science communicators about engagement activities with religious communities. These scholars span a range of backgrounds, career stages, research fields, and interests, but their engagement activities share some common themes – in particular being strategic, being respectful, and being human.

Check out the AAAS article about the profiles!


Nancy Adleman smiles at the camera in this headshot
Liz Barnes stands behind a desk with her hands on the desk, smiling
Israel Borokini in African dress outside of Reno, Nevada
Black and white headshot of Kate Carter
Brother Guy Consolmagno smiles at the camera, wearing glasses and standing in front of out-of-focus trees
Gregg Davidson smiles at the camera in this headshot
Mónica Feliú-Mójer stands, smiling and looking at the camera, on an empty street with trees in the background
Salman Hameed spreads his hands, standing in front of a green screen, with a video camear and other recording equipment facing him
Katharine Hayhoe smiles at the camera
Gillian Hue stands in front of a bush on a sunny day, smiling at the camera with her arms crossed
Fatimah Jackson smiles at the camera in this headshot
Shekhar Kolipaka looks at the camera in this headshot
Annette Lee looks up and smiles, in front of a planetarium projector, and holding a clear globe of stars surrounding a smaller globe of the earth
Kit Magellan tilts her head to her left and smiles at the camera, with water in the background
J. Nathan Matias in an acoustic chamber, smiling at the camera
Geoff Mitelman smiling in this headshot from his appearance on Jeopardy!
Nalini Nadkarni smiles at the camera in this headshot
Pamela Payne-Foster in a white lab coat, crosses her arms and smiles at the camera
Rick Potts has one knee on the ground and holds up a melon-sized rock, smiling at the camera
Headshot of Francis Su smiling at Lake Louise
Rosita Kaaháni Worl leans against a cubicle wall, crossing her arms and smiling at the camera