Recent press and news highlights from the Institute.
Laws of Notion Made Best Podcasts of 2024 List!
Laws of Notion was just named one of the 26 Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2024 in Colorado by 5280 Magazine! The magazine described our podcast in the best way possible: "In discussions about the most intractable scientific problems facing humanity, the humans most directly affected by policymakers are too often left out of the conversation. This nonprofit-produced, national-award-winning series gives literal voice to those Coloradans...".Read article
2023 Excellence in Science Communication Award Winner
We have been awarded the 2023 National Academies Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications for our podcast for the second year in a row! The award, given by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in partnership with Schmidt Futures, honors Institute director Kristan Uhlenbrock's outstanding writing and reporting for Water Under Pressure. From the awards committee and jury: "Uhlenbrock's podcast series uses interviews to explore the complex mix of climate change, science, politics, policy, economics, culture, and humanity to tackle one the biggest problems facing the Western U.S. -- water scarcity. Her work has earned the attention of policy makers, foundations, and citizens both for her focus on the critical issues of water and for presenting this problem in such an accessible way. She embeds people, character, history, and drama within the science to ensure that her work is comprehensible and engaging for all."
In Science We Trust: Denver Museum Gets $100K Grant to Connect Scientists to Legislators
Institute director Kristan Uhlenbrock was interviewed in a Westword article about the $100,000 grant recently awarded to the Institute from the National Conference of State Legislatures State Science Policy Fellowship Planning Grant Initiative from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The award will support the planning and development of a Colorado science policy fellowship program to provide legislators with direct access to scientists. The goal is to enhance the interface between science and policy, contributing to more informed and effective decision-making at the state level.Read article