The Next Gen Scientist was formed with the idea that scientists can and should utilize all available resources to communicate what they are doing and why it is important. It’s more critical than ever to convince policymakers and the public that scientific innovation must be nurtured to help tackle the biggest problems that humanity faces now and in the future.
It’s an interesting time to be a young scientist. Technology is advancing rapidly and dropping in cost. We have the ability to connect with others on a global scale through the internet. Social media can be utilized to share and communicate with others at little to no cost. What will all of this mean for the future of scientists? What will this mean for young people with an interest in science? What will this mean for the future of our planet?
About the creators and contributors to the NGS web page:
Aaron Pomerantz, Creator and Host of The Next Gen Scientist. Aaron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology from the University of California Riverside and a Master of Science degree in Entomology and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida. He then spent two years working in the Peruvian Amazon as a Field Biologist and Science Reporter for an ecotourism company called Rainforest Expeditions. Currently, Aaron is in a Ph.D. program at UC Berkeley in the Integrative Biology Department. His motto: “The coolest discoveries are the ones you make”
Mike Bentley, contributor to The Next Gen Scientist. Michael is a Ph.D. graduate student and entomologist at the University of Florida who specializes in invasive species ecology. He has a strong passion for science communication and education.