Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science



6. Guide for Finding Scientists

Here are some ideas for places to find scientists who might speak or otherwise communicate with your class:

Contact places that employ scientists:

  • Colleges or universities in the area (call science departments directly; many have speaker’s bureaus)
  • University extension offices
  • Medical clinics and hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Government agencies: water and sewer districts, forest preserves, safety investigators, forensic scientists
  • Nature Centers
  • Museums
  • Industries: food, energy, agriculture, computing,

Contact professional organizations for scientists to find members in your area.

Call American Chemical Society to find a chemistry ambassador in your area

Search the COPUS members by your state to find organizations interested in educating the public about the relevance of science

Adopt a Physicist Program - physics classes can participate in a discussion with a physicist for three weeks

Biology speaker data base with zip code search

Guide for Finding Scientists: Downloadable pdf.